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Observing Solar System Objects with JWST. Dr. Heidi B. Hammel AURA (Washington, DC) & Space Science Institute (Boulder, CO). Observing Solar System Objects with JWST. “objects with z << 1”. Dr. Heidi B. Hammel AURA (Washington, DC) & Space Science Institute (Boulder, CO).

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observing solar system objects with jwst

Observing Solar System Objects with JWST

Dr. Heidi B. Hammel

AURA (Washington, DC) &

Space Science Institute (Boulder, CO)

objects with z 1

Observing Solar System Objects with JWST

“objects with z << 1”

Dr. Heidi B. Hammel

AURA (Washington, DC) &

Space Science Institute (Boulder, CO)

collaborator a cknowledgements
collaborator acknowledgements

Direct collaborators on today’s presentation

Kyle Uckert (NMSU)

Nancy Chanover (NMSU)

Dean Hines (STSci)

Webb GTO Solar System Team

Jonathan Lunine, Heidi Hammel, George Rieke, Marcia Rieke, George Sonneborn, John Stansberry, Don McCarthy, Chas Beichmann, …

Additional participation

Glenn Orton, Will Grundy, Emily Schaller, Mike Brown, …

Heidi

Kyle

Nancy

Dean

who was james webb
Who was James Webb?

NASA Administrator 1961 – 1968

Architect of the Apollo Program

Strong supporter of science

Initiated NASA’s space program: 75 space science missions flew during his tenure

slide5

JWST white paper by

Lunineet al. (2010)

JWST Planetary Observations within the Solar System

http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/doc-archive/white-papers/JWST_Solar_System.pdf

slide9

Mars?

maybe...

methane outbursts
methane outbursts

see lunine et al. (2010) white paper

comet vs circumstellar disk
comet vs circumstellar disk

see lunine et al. (2010) white paper

slide13

Jupiter?

probably only with MIRI MRS/IFU

slide15

Saturn?

probably only with MIRI MRS/IFU

titan spectra
Titan spectra

see lunine et al. (2010) white paper

uranus longitude resolved spitzer spectra
Uranus Longitude-Resolved Spitzer Spectra

Comparison of 4 longitudes vs. mean of all four reveals variation in hydrocarbons

To what spatial feature does this correspond?

CH4

C2H2

C2H6

S(1) H2 quadrupole

slide22

Uranus in the mid infrared

2006 September 3

VLT/VISIR 18.7-μm image

G. Orton and colleagues

O MIRI resolution

slide23

20-year evolution of atmospherictemperatures on Uranus

Comparisonwithsimulated image based on Voyager IRIS T(p,lat.)

2006 September 3, VLT/VISIR 18.7-μm image

← cold pole

← warm pole

Uranus deconvolved Uranus simulation based on Voyager

(PIXON) IRIS results, c. 1986

O MIRI resolution

slide29

Neptune’s Stratospheric Emission

CH4C2H6

Δt =6.83 hrs Δt =2.25 hrs

O MIRI resolution O

kuiper belt objects
Kuiper Belt Objects

see

keithnoll’s poster at this conference for up-to-date presentation

slide34

Summary

Wide range of interesting planetary phenomena observable by JWST,

especially for the outer Solar System

http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/doc-archive/white-papers/JWST_Solar_System.pdf