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Title: Study of Planetary Systems and Solar System Objects with JWST
Primary Author: George Sonneborn
Secondary Author(s): J. Lunine, R. Doyon, M. McCoughrean, M. Rieke
Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Summary: Determination of the physical and chemical properties of planetary systems is a key scientific goal of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This white paper summarizes the mission’s capabilities in our solar system and extrasolar planetary systems.
Panel Selection: Giant Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets, including rings and magnetic fields, but not their satellites.
Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.
Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
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