The James Webb Space
Telescope beginning science operations this month, scientists hope to unravel secrets about these icy comets.
James Webb's powerful infrared
instruments will be trained on three comets in the solar system. The goal will be to analyze the comets
Comets are some of
the most primitive bodies in the solar system, this information could reveal clues about the solar system's early life.
James webb will observe
three comets, The first will be Comet Borrelly, and The second will be a main-belt comet — likely Comet Read
The third will be
what's called a "target-of-opportunity comet," meaning a comet that hasn't been discovered yet.
Over Webb's lifetime,
it'll eventually observe many comets, and will have lots of examples from these different classes