Potential Science with JWST
In the course of working on the development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Science Working Group and other scientists have written a variety of white papers describing science programs that might be accomplished with JWST. Several of these are listed below. Astronomers interested in learning more 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 the 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 the observatory will be subject to open competitions. There are, of course, many other discussions of potential JWST science in the refereed literature.
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The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.