The Webb Space Telescope: Detecting Dwarf Planets

In 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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