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Dr. Heidi B. Hammel is an Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Telescope Project, and her focus is on Webb’s theme “Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life.”

As a planetary astronomer, she has studied our Solar System’s outer planets, and their rings and moons, with the Gemini, Hubble, Keck, Spitzer, and other telescopes.

Hammel has extensive experience with Hubble observations of the Solar System. She led the Hubble Team that studied the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in July 1994, with a specific focus on Jupiter’s atmospheric response to the collisions. Her latest research involves studies of Uranus and Neptune with Hubble and other Earth-based observatories. She’s an expert on these distant planets, and she was a member of the Imaging Science Team for the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune in 1989. Hammel has been part of a team working to launch a mission to the outer solar system sometime in the next decade. In 2020, she was awarded the Masursky Award of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences (AAS/DPS) for her service to the planetary science community. FOR MORE

Amy Lo – The Engineers of the James Webb Space Telescope

The Northrop Grumman engineers behind the Webb Telescope have no easy task. It has taken one hundred million hours of people’s lives to build the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Hear from the engineers who take pride in what they are accomplishing – writing the next chapter of space history. #NorthropGrumman # .

James Webb Space Telescope: Looking back in time to catch the earliest starlight in creation – 60 Minutes – CBS News

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