Information - PS10 Relation between Exosphere-Magnetosphere-Surface on Mercury and the Moon
After the selection of the payload of the BepiColombo mission new campaigns of ground-based observations are going to be organized of the Mercury's exosphere and new theoretical work will be done. At the same time several scientists are going to use as starting point the exosphere of the Moon considering the better knowledge we have of its surface and the mechanism sources contributing to the exosphere. It is very important to compare the models of the Mercury and Moon exospheres and their interactions with the surface and the magnetosphere, mainly for Mercury. This subject can be interesting even for the definition of several instruments on board the BepiColombo mission.
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Kanako Seki, "Dynamics of planetary ions in the Mercury's magnetosphere: Comparison between ion trajectories in MHD fields and a rescaled analytical model"
Maria Sgavetti, "Searching for source rocks for Na, K, Ca in the Moon and Mercury exospheres"
Jody Wilson and Michael Mendillo, "Sources of the Exospheres of the Moon and Mercury"
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