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Offline RobC

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What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« on: 18/05/2016 19:15:46 »
Hubble produced many surprises.

Would anybody like to speculate on what unexpected things the James Webb telescope might reveal?


 

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Re: What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« Reply #1 on: 21/05/2016 03:18:32 »
I hope the JWST can see:
  • A new Planet 9 (not Pluto, now that it has been demoted).
  • A clearer view of planet-forming circumstellar disks?
  • New dim infra-red stars in our neighborhood (perhaps closer than Sirius)?
  • Planets wandering through space, without a star?

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Webb_Space_Telescope#Infrared_astronomy
 

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Re: What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« Reply #2 on: 21/05/2016 06:35:06 »
Well, if we knew what it was going to see, there would not be much point in sending it up.  One thing it might do is give us a fuller view of the outer Solar System, including hitherto undiscovered dwarf planets.
 
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Re: What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« Reply #3 on: 22/05/2016 15:09:03 »
As Atomic-S suggested, we can't know what we're going to discover before we look.
 

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Re: What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« Reply #4 on: 22/05/2016 16:49:10 »
The sky.
 

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Re: What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« Reply #5 on: 24/05/2016 22:40:02 »
People are justifiably reading the title of the topic and giving obvious and silly replies.

What I was hoping for was replies to the body of the post –

“Would anybody like to speculate on what unexpected things the James Webb telescope might reveal?”

Emphasizing on 'speculate' and 'unexpected'.
 

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Re: What will the James Webb telescope reveal?
« Reply #6 on: 25/05/2016 00:13:47 »
People are justifiably reading the title of the topic and giving obvious and silly replies.

What I was hoping for was replies to the body of the post –

“Would anybody like to speculate on what unexpected things the James Webb telescope might reveal?”

Emphasizing on 'speculate' and 'unexpected'.


The James Web Space telescope when put into its Lagrange Point , somewhere between the moons gravity field and earths       it would be much more powerful that the Hubble space telescope,    it is infra red sensitive and can view much more and deeper into the universe and open new doors to new discoveries about the cosmos. It will also be used to look for exoplanets Planets revolving around the stars of other Solar systems, in an endeavor to find other  worlds similar to our or even identical.
 

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