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James Webb Space Telescope
White Papers

In the course of working on the development of JWST, the Science Working Group and other scientists working on Webb have written a variety of white papers describing science programs that might be accomplished with Webb. Several of these are listed below. Astronomers interested in learning more about Webb will find these papers a good place to start.

These white papers reflect the thoughts and advice of the Science Working Group (SWG) and other project scientists on what capabilities to build into the JWST system. They do not imply what science must be carried out with JWST, since nearly all of the observing time on Webb will be subject to open competitions. There are, of course, many other discussions of potential Webb science in the refereed literature.