P025:
Mercury: New Discoveries, Future Opportunities





Session ID#: 21994

Session Description:
NASA's MESSENGER mission returned unprecedented measurements of Mercury's surface, interior, exosphere, and magnetosphere that collectively have revolutionized our understanding of the innermost planet. We solicit contributed papers on data analysis, ground-based observations, laboratory measurements, and theoretical developments that contribute to our understanding of Mercury's geological evolution, its geophysical and geochemical characteristics, and the interaction of its exosphere and magnetosphere with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field. We also welcome papers on future mission opportunities, as well as how MESSENGER discoveries can inform questions to be addressed by the upcoming ESA–JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury.
Primary Convener:  Paul K Byrne, North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States
Conveners:  Sean C Solomon, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Johannes Benkhoff, ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Index Terms:

5455 Origin and evolution [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
6235 Mercury [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Haje Korth1, Catherine Johnson2,3, Lydia C Philpott3, Nikolai A Tsyganenko4 and Brian J Anderson5, (1)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (4)Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, (5)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Pavel M. Travnicek, University of California Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, David Schriver, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Thomas M Orlando, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States and Petr Hellinger, Astronomical Institute & Institute of Atmospheric Physics, AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic
Mallory J Kinczyk, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Paul K Byrne, North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States, Louise M Prockter, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States, Hannah C M Susorney, Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Science, Baltimore, MD, United States, Clark R Chapman, Southwest Research Institute, Planetary Science Directorate, Boulder, CO, United States and Olivier S Barnouin, JHU Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States
Catherine Johnson1, Roger J Phillips2, Lydia C Philpott1, Manar Al Asad1, Alain Plattner3, Stijn Mast4, Mallory J Kinczyk5 and Louise M Prockter6, (1)University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (2)Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)California State University Fresno, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fresno, CA, United States, (4)Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, (5)North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States, (6)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States
Micah J Schaible1,2, Christopher Bennett3, Brant M Jones2 and Thomas M Orlando4, (1)University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States, (2)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3)University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, (4)Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States
Johannes Benkhoff, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk Zh, Netherlands
Go Murakami, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan, Masaki Fujimoto, JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan, Hajime Hayakawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan and The BepiColombo MMO Science Working Group
Aimee W Merkel, University of Colorado at Boulder, LASP, Boulder, CO, United States, Tim Cassidy, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Ronald J Vervack Jr, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, Rosemary M Killen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cent, Greenbelt, MD, United States, William E McClintock, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States, Larry R Nittler, Carnegie Inst Washington, Washington, DC, United States, Matthew H Burger, Goddard Earth Sciences, Technology, and Research, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States and Menelaos Sarantos, Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Roger Leyser1, Suzanne Imber1, Steve E. Milan2 and James A Slavin3, (1)University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1, United Kingdom, (2)University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, (3)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Joana S. Oliveira, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France and Lon L. Hood, University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, AZ, United States
Alessandro Maturilli1, Claudia Stangarone2, Jörn Helbert3, Mario Tribaudino2 and Mauro Prencipe4, (1)German Aerospace Center DLR Berlin, Berlin, Germany, (2)University of Parma, Parma, Italy, (3)DLR, Berlin, Germany, (4)University of Turin, Earth Science, Turin, Italy
Indhu Varatharajan1, Mario D'Amore1, Alessandro Maturilli1, Jörn Helbert1 and Harald Hiesinger2, (1)German Aerospace Center DLR Berlin, Berlin, Germany, (2)University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Sae Aizawa1,2, Dominique Delcourt3 and Naoki Terada2, (1)Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Paris, France, (2)Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, (3)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
Ryan M. Dewey1, James A Slavin2, Jim M Raines2, Suzanne Imber3, Daniel N Baker4 and David J Lawrence5, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1, United Kingdom, (4)LASP, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States

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