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Solar System Observations with the James Webb Space Telescope

Norwood, James and Hammel, Heidi and Milam, Stefanie and Stansberry, John and Lunine, Jonathan and Chanover, Nancy and Hines, Dean and Sonneborn, George and Tiscareno, Matthew and Brown, Michael and Ferruit, Pierre (2016) Solar System Observations with the James Webb Space Telescope. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 128 (960). Art. No. 025004. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/128/960/025004.

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The 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.

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Lunine, Jonathan0000-0003-2279-4131
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Brown, Michael0000-0002-8255-0545
Additional Information:© 2016 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2016 November 15; accepted 2016 October 14; published 2016 January 19.
Subject Keywords:comets: general – Kuiper belt: general – minor planets, asteroids: general – planets and satellites: general – techniques: miscellaneous – telescopes
Issue or Number:960
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Official Citation:James Norwood et al 2016 PASP 128 025004
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:06 Dec 2016 19:41
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