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Solar System Observations with the James Webb Space TelescopeThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will enable a wealth of new scientific investigations in the near- and mid-infrared, with sensitivity and spatial/spectral resolution greatly surpassing its predecessors. In this paper, we focus upon Solar System science facilitated by JWST, discussing the most current information available concerning JWST instrument properties and observing techniques relevant to planetary science. We also present numerous example observing scenarios for a wide variety of Solar System targets to illustrate the potential of JWST science to the Solar System community. This paper updates and supersedes the Solar System white paper published by the JWST Project in 2010. It is based both on that paper and on a workshop held at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences in Reno, NV, in 2012.
Document ID
20170002343
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Norwood, James (New Mexico Univ Las Cruces, NM, United States)
Hammel, Heidi (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Milam, Stefanie (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Stansberry, John (Space Telescope Science Inst. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Lunine, Jonathan (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Chanover, Nancy (New Mexico Univ Las Cruces, NM, United States)
Hines, Dean (Space Telescope Science Inst. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Sonneborn, George (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Tiscareno, Matthew (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Brown, Michael (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ferruit, Pierre (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Date Acquired
March 17, 2017
Publication Date
January 19, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume: 128
ISSN: 0004-6280
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Astronomy
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN40197
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Kuiper belt