EPSC SESSION MT13: PLANETARY SCIENCE WITH THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE (JWST)

European Planetary Science Congress 2014 (September 7-12) will have a special session (MT13) on Planetary Science with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Convener: P. Ferruit
Co-Conveners: A. Guilbert-Lepoutre, L.N. Fletcher

Abstract Submission

Scheduled for launch in October 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be one of the major space observatories of the next decade. JWST and its instrument suite will allow planetary scientists and astronomers to perform imaging and spectroscopy over the 0.6 to 28 micron range with unprecedented sensitivity. JWST is designed to observe solar system objects beyond earth orbit having apparent rates of motion up to 30 milliarcseconds/second, i.e. planets, satellites, asteroids, trans-neptunian objects and comets. JWST will also allow to look beyond our solar system and to study exo-planets.

This session will be dedicated to presentations of planetary science (both in our solar system and in other stellar system) that could be conducted with JWST.

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