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1 September 1991 Next-generation space telescope: a large UV-IR successor to HST
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Attention is given to the science goals of the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), namely, detection and spectroscopy of gas giant planets to earthlike planets around nearby stars, study of nearby star-forming complexes with resolutions of 5-50 AU in the visible and IR, measurement of stellar populations in a variety of environments, spatial resolution and mapping of complex structures in the inner narrow line regions for AGN and QSOs, and investigation of the structure and evolution of galaxies at redshifts greater than 1. The NGST characteristics, milestones, long-term strategy, and launch capability are also discussed.
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Garth D. Illingworth "Next-generation space telescope: a large UV-IR successor to HST", Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991);


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