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Pathways Towards Habitable Planets: Capabilities of the James Webb Space TelescopeThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large aperture (6.5 meter), cryogenic space telescope with a suite of near and mid-infrared instruments covering the wavelength range of 0.6 m to 28 m. JWST s primary science goal is to detect and characterize the first galaxies. It will also study the assembly of galaxies, star formation, and the formation of evolution of planetary systems. We also review the expected scientific performance of the observatory for observations of exosolar planets by means of transit photometry and spectroscopy, and direct coronagraphic imaging and address its role in the search for habitable planets.
Document ID
20090033806
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Clampin, Mark (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 13, 2009
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
Pathways Toward Habitable Planets(Barcelona)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.