Observations of Transiting Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

  title={Observations of Transiting Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)},
  author={Charles A. Beichman and Bjoern Benneke and Heather A. Knutson and Roger M. Smith and Courtney D. Dressing and David W. Latham and Drake L. Deming and Jonathan I. Lunine and Pierre Olivier Lagage and Alessandro Sozzetti and David K. Sing and Eliza M.-R. Kempton and George R. Ricker and Jacob L. Bean and Laura Kreidberg and Jeroen Bouwman and Ian J. M. Crossfield and Jessie L. Christiansen and David R. Ciardi and Jonathan J. Fortney and Loic Albert and Ren{\'e} Doyon and Marcia J. Rieke and George H. Rieke and Mark C. Clampin and Matthew Greenhouse and Paul Goudfrooij and Dean C. Hines and Tony Keyes and Janice C. Lee and Peter R. McCullough and Massimo Robberto and J. Stansberry and Jeff A. Valenti and Pieter D. Deroo and Avi M. Mandell and Michael E. Ressler and Avi Shporer and Mark R. Swain and Gautam Vasisht and Sean J. Carey and Jessica E. Krick and Stephan M. Birkmann and Pierre Ferruit and Giovanna Giardino and Tom Greene and Steve B. Howell},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  pages={1134 - 1173}
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