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Title: Giant Planet Observations with the James Webb Space Telescope
Authors: Norwood, J.
Moses, J.
Fletcher, Leigh Nicholas
Orton, G. S.
Irwin, P. G. J.
Atreya, S.
Rages, K.
Cavalie, T.
Sanchez-Lavega, A.
Hueso, R.
Chanover, N.
First Published: 4-Jan-2016
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Citation: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2016, 128, 018005 (8)
Abstract: This white paper examines the benefit of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for studies of the Solar System's four giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. JWST's superior sensitivity, combined with high spatial and spectral resolution, will enable near- and mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy of these objects with unprecedented quality. In this paper, we discuss some of the myriad scientific investigations possible with JWST regarding the giant planets. This discussion is preceded by the specifics of JWST instrumentation most relevant to giant-planet observations. We conclude with identification of desired pre-launch testing and operational aspects of JWST that would greatly benefit future studies of the giant planets.
DOI Link: 10.1088/1538-3873/128/959/018005
ISSN: 0004-6280
eISSN: 1538-3873
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher's copyright and archiving policy.
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