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Webinar: Worlds Premiere: Will JWST reveal Earth 2.0?
27 October 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
In just a few short weeks NASA’s next flagship telescope, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will launch and usher in a new era of discovery. In this webinar sponsored by Eos: Science News by AGU, astrophysicist and host of “Ask a Spaceman!” Paul M. Sutter talks with exoplanet scientists Néstor Espinoza, Elisabeth Matthews, and Caprice Phillips. These astronomers will be among the first to use the new telescope to revolutionize the study of distant worlds. Just as the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have uncovered fascinating details about the plethora of worlds beyond our solar system, so too will JWST seek to answer some of astronomy’s most pressing questions: are there other solar systems that look like ours, and is Earth the only planet capable of supporting life?