Open session on Terrestrial planets
Conveners: Ruth Ziethe , Elodie Tronche  | Co-Convener: Johannes Benkhoff 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 05 May, 15:30–17:15  / Room 13
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 05 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall Z
This session is meant to collect contributions from a wide range of research dedicated to terrestrial planets (including Earth), which is not covered by one of the other sessions. Contributions about numerical simulations are welcome as well as data analysis related to past or ongoing space missions to earth-like planets and moons. The session includes topics from planet formation to early and late evolution of terrestrial planets. Papers studying the deep interior (core) are invited as well as papers about crust, surface and near surface processes.

Each year we plan to announce a "Topic of the year", to which we will give more emphasis. This topic will change every year and contributions related to the 'topic of the year' are collected in their own time slot (if there are enough papers submitted).

The Topic Of The Year 2010:
Comparative Planetology
In this special section we invite contributions from scientist, who investigate more than one planetary body with respect to one problem.