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2017 JWST Proposal Planning Workshop

SN 1987A: The Formation and Evolution of Dust in a Supernova Explosion

Presented by: Margaret Meixner (STScI)
Category: Science Workshops   Duration: 30 minutes   Broadcast date: May 15, 2017
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SN 1987A: The Formation and Evolution of Dust in a Supernova Explosion Margaret Meixner (STScI) From Supernova to Supernova Remnant, SN 1987A, has given us a unique opportunity to study the mechanics of a supernova explosion and now to witness the birth of a supernova remnant. With JWST, we wish to understand how massive stars age and explode, how their ejecta forms dust and molecules and how the blast wave from their violent explosion affects their surroundings. In this talk, I will describe the scientific goals of the joint 9 hour program between the MIRI European Consortium and Meixner's US MIRI Science Time allocation to capture the time evolution of SN1987A using JWST MIRI imaging, MRS spectroscopy and NIRSpec IFU spectroscopy.

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