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The Spitzer Warm Mission Science Prospects

Stauffer, John R. and Mannings, Vincent and Levine, Deborah and Chary, Ranga Ram and Wilson, Gillian and Lacy, Mark and Grillmair, Carl and Carey, Sean and Stolovy, Susan and Ciardi, David and Hora, Joe (2007) The Spitzer Warm Mission Science Prospects. In: The Science Opportunities of the Warm Spitzer Mission Workshop. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.943. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 43-66. ISBN 978-0-7354-0457-1.

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After exhaustion of its cryogen, the Spitzer Space telescope will still have a fully functioning two-channel mid-IR camera that will have sensitivities better than any other ground or space-based telescopes until the launch of JWST. This document provides a description of the expected capabilities of Spitzer during its warm mission phase, and provides brief descriptions of several possible very large science programs that could be conducted. This information is intended to serve as input to a wide ranging discussion of the warm mission science, leading up to the Warm Mission Workshop in June 2007.

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Additional Information:© 2007 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 18 October 2007. This work is based (in part) on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA. This publication makes use of data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:Spitzer Space Telescope; infrared astronomical observations; exoplanets; AGN; galaxy clusters; asteroids; star-formation regions; protostars; astronomical observatories; astronomical telescopes; infrared astronomy; star formation; stellar evolution
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:943
Classification Code:PACS: 95.55.Fw, 95.85.Hp, 98.62.Py, 98.35.Ln, 98.35.Ac, 97.82.Fs
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Official Citation:The Spitzer Warm Mission Science Prospects John R. Stauffer, Vincent Mannings, Deborah Levine, Ranga Ram Chary, Gillian Wilson, Mark Lacy, Carl Grillmair, Sean Carey, Susan Stolovy, David Ciardi, and Joe Hora, AIP Conf. Proc. 943, 43 (2007), DOI:10.1063/1.2806787
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Deposited By: Jason Perez
Deposited On:11 Feb 2010 16:06
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