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NAU scientists, students will utilize newly launched James Webb Space Telescope for solar system research

Photo: The flight mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope undergo cryogenic testing at NASA Marshall. Credit: Ball Aerospace In one of the most exciting developments in astronomy in the 21st century, NASA is launching the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) today—and Northern Arizona University astronomers, planetary astronomers and their students will use the massive observatory to expand

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Students from minority communities explore space

As with most scientific disciplines, leaders in the field of astronomy are looking for ways to ensure that students from traditionally minoritized populations have ample opportunities to participate in research and contribute to the advancement of science. Northern Arizona University professor David Trilling, chair of the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, is one of the leaders

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