The Webb Space Telescope: Detecting Dwarf Planets

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For this detecting dwarf planets worksheet, students read about the Webb Space Telescope that will be launched in 2014 to detect dwarf planets using an infrared telescope. Students solve 3 problems and create a graph for each using given formulas for the angular diameter of an object, the temperature of a body that absorbs a given percent of solar energy and the brightness of light energy emitted by a body.

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