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Observing Planetary Rings with JWST: Science Justification and Observation Requirements

Authors
  • Tiscareno, Matthew S.
  • Showalter, Mark R.
  • French, Richard G.
  • Burns, Joseph A.
  • Cuzzi, Jeffrey N.
  • de Pater, Imke
  • Hamilton, Douglas P.
  • Hedman, Matthew M.
  • Nicholson, Philip D.
  • Tamayo, Daniel
  • Verbiscer, Anne J.
  • Milam, Stefanie N.
  • Stansberry, John A.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Oct 22, 2015
Submission Date
Mar 26, 2014
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1403.6849
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will provide unprecedented opportunities to observe the rings and small satellites in our solar system, accomplishing three primary objectives: 1) discovering new rings and moons, 2) unprecedented spectroscopy, and 3) time-domain observations. We give details on these science objectives and describe requirements that JWST must fulfill in order to accomplish the science objectives

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