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Asteroids and the James Webb Space Telescope

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Monday, November 9, 2015

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Andrew S. Rivkin, Franck Marchis, John A. Stansberry, Driss Takir, Cristina Thomas, the JWST Asteroids Focus Group
(Submitted on 28 Oct 2015)


The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) provides the opportunity for ground-breaking observations of asteroids. It covers wavelength regions that are unavailable from the ground, and does so with unprecedented sensitivity. The main-belt and Trojan asteroids are all observable at some point in the JWST lifetime. We present an overview of the capabilities for JWST and how they apply to the asteroids as well as some short science cases that take advantage of these capabilities.

Comments: This paper is one of a series for a special issue in PASP. Accepted 10/14/15
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1510.08414 [astro-ph.EP]
(or arXiv:1510.08414v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Andrew Rivkin
[v1] Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:49:52 GMT (2288kb)
http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.08414

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