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The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, I: Introduction

G. H. Rieke ; G. S. Wright ; T. Boker ; J. Bouwman ; L. Colina ; A. Glasse ; K. D. Gordon ; T. P. Greene ; M. Gudel ; T. Henning ; Kay Justtanont (Institutionen för rymd- och geovetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik) ; P. O. Lagage ; M. E. Meixner ; H. U. Norgaard-Nielsen ; T. P. Ray ; M. E. Ressler ; E. F. van Dishoeck ; C. Waelkens
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (0004-6280). Vol. 127 (2015), 953, p. 584-594.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

MIRI (the Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope [JWST]) operates from 5 to 28: 5 mu m and combines over this range: (1) unprecedented sensitivity levels; (2) subarcsecond angular resolution; (3) freedom from atmospheric interference; (4) the inherent stability of observing in space; and (5) a suite of versatile capabilities including imaging, low- and medium-resolution spectroscopy (with an integral field unit), and coronagraphy. We illustrate the potential uses of this unique combination of capabilities with various science examples: (1) imaging exoplanets; (2) transit and eclipse spectroscopy of exoplanets; (3) probing the first stages of star and planet formation, including identifying bioactive molecules; (4) determining star formation rates and mass growth as galaxies are assembled; and (5) characterizing the youngest massive galaxies.

Denna post skapades 2015-09-21. Senast ändrad 2016-01-26.
CPL Pubid: 222916


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Institutionen för rymd- och geovetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik (2010-2017)


Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

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