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Planetary Systems and Star Formation with JWST

Planetary Systems and Star Formation with JWST

Publication date: 31 December 2009

Authors: Rieke, G.H. et al.

Submitted to 'Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey', (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/bpa/BPA_049810), Science White Papers, no. 248

JWST will play a central role, along with other new capabilities such as Herschel, ALMA, and large groundbased telescopes, in advancing our understanding of the four key questions:

  • How do interstellar clouds of gas and dust begin their collapse into stars?
  • What processes regulate the star formation following this collapse?
  • How do planets form in dense disks of gas and dust around young stars?
  • What is the subsequent evolution of planetary systems?

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