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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday October 31 2020, @01:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the reading-tombstones dept.

NASA's Webb to examine objects in the graveyard of the solar system:

Beyond the orbit of Neptune, a diverse collection of thousands of dwarf planets and other relatively small objects dwells in a region called the Kuiper Belt. These often-pristine leftovers from our solar system's days of planet formation are called Kuiper Belt objects, or trans-Neptunian objects. NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will examine an assortment of these icy bodies in a series of programs called Guaranteed Time Observations shortly after its launch in 2021. The goal is to learn more about how our solar system formed.

"These are objects that are in the graveyard of solar system formation," explained Cornell University's Jonathan Lunine, a Webb Interdisciplinary Scientist who will use Webb to study some of these targets. "They're in a place where they could last for billions of years, and there aren't many places like that in our solar system. We'd love to know what they're like."

By studying these bodies, Lunine and his colleagues hope to learn about which ices were present in the early solar system. These are the coldest worlds to display geologic and atmospheric activity, so scientists are also interested in comparing them with the planets.

[...] The James Webb Space Telescope will be the world's premier space science observatory when it launches in 2021. Webb will solve mysteries in our solar system, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of our universe and our place in it. Webb is an international program led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.


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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 31 2020, @05:45AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 31 2020, @05:45AM (#1071188)

    Just another occult organization.

    Check this out, many companies and organizations are switching the letter A to "/\". Pyramid bullshit you just have to beware. Do not buy products from companies using the A as a pyramid. Some will make fun of you but that's how you know you're on the right track. Fuck normies.

    There is a WHOLE WORLD of shit going on right in plain view which you cannot perceive unless you get your mind straight.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 31 2020, @06:51AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 31 2020, @06:51AM (#1071199)

    There is a WHOLE WHALE of detritus ganging on right on a plane view where you cannot parsifal unless you have your minds strait.

    FTFY? I can't tell. But this is closest I could come to sense.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 01 2020, @05:26AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 01 2020, @05:26AM (#1071547)

      There is a WHALE WASHING across the plains in full view of the petunias unless you have your mind salts inhaled.

      FTFY, because cents to closets is how this one tells of fate.