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The James Webb Space Telescope's Plan for Operations and Instrument Capabilities for Observations in the Solar SystemThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is optimized for observations in the near- and mid-infrared and will provide essential observations for targets that cannot be conducted from the ground or other missions during its lifetime. The state-of-the-art science instruments, along with the telescopeʼs moving target tracking, will enable the infrared study, with unprecedented detail, for nearly every object (Mars and beyond) in the Solar System. The goals of this special issue are to stimulate discussion and encourage participation in JWST planning among members of the planetary science community. Key science goals for various targets, observing capabilities for JWST, and highlights for the complementary nature with other missions/observatories are described in this paper.
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Milam, Stefanie N. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Stansberry, John A. (Space Telescope Science Inst. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Sonneborn, George (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Thomas, Cristina (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, United States)
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March 17, 2017
Publication Date
January 4, 2016
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Publication: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume: 128
Issue: 959
ISSN: 0004-6280
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