Monday, January 23, 2023

Studying Exoplanets | The James Webb Space Telescope

Studying Exoplanets | The James Webb Space Telescope

Space Sparks Episode 9: Until recently, the only planetary system we could study was our own Solar System. Now astronomers have found evidence for thousands of planets around stars other than our own Sun. These are known as exoplanets. Because of this we are getting closer to answering key questions such as: Is Earth unique? Do other planetary systems similar to ours exist? Are we alone in the Universe?

Thanks to its powerful capabilities at infrared wavelengths, the NASA/European Space Agency/Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope will offer a unique view of the outer planets in our own magnificent Solar System 

Watch this special Space Sparks episode to learn how Webb will study exoplanets.


Video Credits:

Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann  

Editing: Nico Bartmann  

Web and technical support: Enciso Systems  

Written by: Owen Higgins  

Narration: Sara Mendes de Costa   

Footage and photos: ESA/Hubble, ESA/Webb, ESA, NASA, CSA, STScI, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab, Northrup Grumman, M. Kornmesser, J. Olmsted (STScI), ESO, L. Cal├žada, Solar Dynamics Observatory, L. Hustak, A Carter (UCSC), the ERS 1386 team, A. Pagan (STScI), A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley), JPL, Caltech, spaceengine.org

Duration: 6 minutes, 40 seconds

Release Date: Jan. 22, 2023


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