AGU 2018 Session P033 | Planet Mercury: Present Understanding and Promise for Future Discovery

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a session on Mercury at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, December 10–14, 2018.

Our understanding of Mercury’s surface, interior, exosphere, and magnetosphere has been revolutionized by data returned by NASA’s MESSENGER mission. With the launch of the ESA–JAXA BepiColombo dual spacecraft mission to Mercury in October this year, that understanding will take another substantial step forward. We solicit contributed papers on data analysis, laboratory measurements, ground-based observations, and theoretical developments that build on the current state of knowledge of Mercury. We also welcome papers on how questions raised by MESSENGER findings can be addressed by future observations expected from BepiColombo.

Please consider submitting an abstract for this session. For more information, visit:

The submission deadline is Wednesday, August 1, 2018.


Paul Byrne (North Carolina State University)
Johannes Benkhoff (European Space Agency)
Sean Solomon (Columbia University)

We look forward to seeing you in December!