Convener: J. Benkhoff  | Co-Convener: E. Martellato 
Oral Program
 / Tue, 25 Sep, 14:30–18:05  / Room Jupiter Auditorium
Poster Program
 / Attendance Tue, 25 Sep, 18:15–19:45  / Poster Area

"Mercury - the planet of the extreme" has been what we only have only known about this body in the past decades: size, mass, temperature, orbit have seemed to be very different from the counterparts of the other neighbouring planets.
The recent data recorded by the NASA MESSENGER spacecraft enlight Mercury as a completely new world to be understood as a Member of the Terrestrial Planet Family.
The aim of this session includes, but is not limited to, investigations concerning the interior structure, magnetic field, exosphere, geology and surface features.