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Observing outer planet satellites (except Titan) with JWST: Science justification and observational requirements

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Laszlo P. Kestay, Will Grundy, John Stansberry, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Deepashri Thatte, Murthy Gudipati, Constantine Tsang, Alexandra Greenbaum, and Chima McGruder, 2016, Observing outer planet satellites (except Titan) with JWST: Science justification and observational requirements: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, v. 128, iss. 959.

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will allow observations with a unique combination of spectral, spatial, and temporal resolution for the study of outer planet satellites within our Solar System. We highlight the infrared spectroscopy of icy moons and temporal changes on geologically active satellites as two particularly valuable avenues of scientific inquiry. While some care must be taken to avoid saturation issues, JWST has observation modes that should provide excellent infrared data for such studies.

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