The JWST Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) provides imaging and spectroscopic observing modes in mid-infrared wavelengths. These wavelengths can be utilized for studies including (but not limited to): direct imaging of young warm exoplanets and spectroscopy of their atmospheres; identification and characterization of the first galaxies at redshifts z > 7; and analysis of warm dust and molecular gas in young stars and proto-planetary disks.
Not yet launched.
Varies by Observing Mode: see Table 1 for details:
- Pixel Scale: ~0.11"/pixel
- Resolution: ~100 (low spec) ; ~1550-3250 (medium spec)
- FWHM: ~2 pixels @ 6 um
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