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MESSENGER Papers Presented at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

  • Baker, D. M. H., J. W. Head, L. M. Prockter, C. I. Fassett, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, M. T. Zuber, J. Oberst, F. Preusker, and K. Gwinner, New morphometric measurements of peak-ring basins on Mercury and the Moon: Results from the Mercury Laser Altimeter and Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter

  • Balcerski, J. A., S. A. Hauck, II, P. Sun, C. Klimczak, P. K. Byrne, A. J. Dombard, O. S. Barnouin, M. T. Zuber, R. J. Phillips, and S. C. Solomon, Tilted crater floors: Recording the history of Mercury’s long-wavelength deformation

  • Banks, M. E., T. R. Watters, R. G. Strom, S. C. Solomon, S. E. Braden, C. R. Chapman, Z. Xiao, and N. G. Barlow, Stratigraphic relationships between lobate scarps and young impact craters: Implications for the duration of lobate scarp formation

  • Beach, M. J., J. W. Head, L. R. Ostrach, M. S. Robinson, B. W. Denevi, and S. C. Solomon, The influence of pre-existing topography on the distribution of impact melt on Mercury

  • Becker, K. J., L. A. Weller, K. L. Edmundson, T. L. Becker, M. S. Robinson, A. C. Enns, and S. C. Solomon, Global controlled mosaic of Mercury from MESSENGER orbital images

  • Blair, D. M., A. M. Freed, P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak, S. C. Solomon, T. R. Watters, L. M. Prockter, H. J. Melosh, and M. T. Zuber, Thermally induced graben in peak-ring basins and ghost craters on Mercury

  • Blewett, D. T., N. L. Chabot, B. W. Denevi, C. M. Ernst, S. L. Murchie, N. R. Izenberg, Z. Xiao, W. M. Vaughan, and J. W. Head, Spectral and morphological studies of Mercury’s hollows

  • Braden, S. E., M. S. Robinson, B. W. Denevi, and S. C. Solomon, Immature craters mature faster on Mercury than on the Moon

  • Byrne, P. K., A. M. C. Sengör, C. Klimczak, S. C. Solomon, and T. R. Watters, Large-scale crustal deformation on Mercury

  • Byrne, P. K., T. R. Watters, S. L. Murchie, C. Klimczak, S. C. Solomon, L. M. Prockter, and A. M. Freed, A tectonic survey of the Caloris basin, Mercury

  • Chabot, N. L., C. M. Ernst, J. K. Harmon, S. L. Murchie, S. C. Solomon, D. T. Blewett, and B. W. Denevi, Craters hosting radar-bright deposits in Mercury’s north polar region

  • Chapman, C. R., W. J. Merline, S. Marchi, L. M. Prockter, C. I. Fassett, J. W. Head, S. C. Solomon, and Z. Xiao, The young inner plains of Mercury’s Rachmaninoff basin reconsidered

  • Choo, T. H., M. E. Perry, R. J. Steele, H. Nair, L. Nguyen, J. F. Skura, M. Lucks, P. D. Bedini, and S. C. Solomon, SciBox and observation planning for MESSENGER’s extended mission at Mercury

  • D’Amore, M., J. Helbert, A. Maturilli, J. W. Head, A. L. Sprague, N. R. Izenberg, G. M. Holsclaw, W. E. McClintock, F. Vilas, and S. C. Solomon, Global classification of MESSENGER spectral reflectance data and a detailed look at Rudaki plains

  • D’Incecco, J. Helbert, J. W. Head, M. D’Amore, A. Maturilli, N. R. Izenberg, G. M. Holsclaw, D. L. Domingue, W. E. McClintock, and S. C. Solomon, Kuiper crater on Mercury – An opportunity to study recent surface weathering trends with MESSENGER

  • Dickson, J. L., J. W. Head, J. L. Whitten, C. I. Fassett, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, and R. J. Phillips, Topographic rise in the northern smooth plains of Mercury: Characteristics from MESSENGER image and altimetry data and candidate modes of origin

  • Domingue, D. L., G. M. Holsclaw, N. R. Izenberg, and F. Vilas, Photometric analysis of selected regions on Mercury from MESSENGER orbital observations of spectral reflectance

  • Domingue, D. L., F. Vilas, P. M. Trávnícek, M. Benna, D. Schriver, and M. Sarantos, A search for latitudinal variation in space weathering on Mercury’s surface

  • Elgner, S., J. Oberst, M. E. Perry, M. T. Zuber, M. S. Robinson, and S. C. Solomon, Analysis of Mercury limb profiles from MESSENGER images: Results from least-squares adjustments of crossover heights

  • Fassett, C. I., J. W. Head, D. M. H. Baker, C. R. Chapman, S. L. Murchie, G. A. Neumann, J. Oberst, L. M. Prockter, D. E. Smith, S. C. Solomon, R. G. Strom, Z. Xiao, and M. T. Zuber, Distribution, statistics, and resurfacing of large impact basins on Mercury

  • Gillis-Davis, J. J., M. M. Markley, T. A. Goudge, J. W. Head, Z. Xiao, and K. Gwinner, Large pit craters on Mercury: Global distribution and occurrence

  • Goudge, T. A., J. W. Head, L. Kerber, D. T. Blewett, B. W. Denevi, S. L. Murchie, N. R. Izenberg, W. E. McClintock, G. M. Holsclaw, D. L. Domingue, J. J. Gillis-Davis, Z. Xiao, R. G. Strom, J. Helbert, and S. C. Solomon, Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data

  • Gwinner, K., J. W. Head, J. Oberst, J. J. Gillis-Davis, Z. Xiao, R. G. Strom, F. Preusker, and S. C. Solomon, Morphology of pit craters on Mercury from stereo-derived topography and implications for pit crater formation

  • Hauck, S. A., II, S. C. Solomon, J.-L. Margot, F. G. Lemoine, E. Mazarico, S. J. Peale, M. E. Perry, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber, Mercury’s internal structure as constrained by MESSENGER observations

  • Head, J. W., S. C. Solomon, C. I. Fassett, S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter, M. S. Robinson, D. T. Blewett, B. W. Denevi, T. R. Watters, J. L. Whitten, T. A. Goudge, D. M. H. Baker, D. M. Hurwitz, P. K. Byrne, and C. Klimczak, Effusive volcanism on Mercury from MESSENGER mission data: Nature and significance for lithospheric stress state and mantle convection

  • Helbert, J., A. Maturilli, M. D’Amore, W. M. Vaughan, J. W. Head, R. L. Klima, D. T. Blewett, and T. J. McCoy, Spectral reflectance measurements of sulfides at the Planetary Emissivity Laboratory – Analogs for hollow-forming material on Mercury?

  • Hurwitz, D. M., J. W. Head, P. K. Byrne, and Z. Xiao, Potential for lava erosion on Mercury” Modeling the formation of both small and large lava channels

  • Izenberg, N. R., G. M. Holsclaw, D. L. Domingue, W. E. McClintock, R. L. Klima, D. T. Blewett, M. C. Kochte, J. Helbert, M. D’Amore, A. L. Sprague, F. Vilas, and S. C. Solomon, Ultraviolet through near-infrared reflectance variation on Mercury and the search for mineralogical telltales

  • James, P. B., M. T. Zuber, and R. J. Phillips, Viscosity structure of Mercury and implications for support of the northern rise

  • Johnson, C. L., M. E. Purucker, B. J. Anderson, R. M. Winslow, M. Al Asad, H. Korth, J. A. Slavin, I. I. Alexeev, J. A. Ritzer, R. J. Phillips, M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon, MESSENGER observations of Mercury’s magnetic field structure

  • Klimczak, C., C. M. Ernst, P. K. Byrne, S. C. Solomon, and T. R. Watters, Fault restriction in the Caloris smooth plains: Implications for mechanical stratigraphy

  • Lawrence, D. J., W. C. Feldman, L. G. Evans, J. O. Goldsten, R. L. McNutt, Jr., L. R. Nittler, P. N. Peplowski, T. H. Prettyman, and S. C. Solomon, Hydrogen at Mercury’s north pole? Update on MESSENGER neutron measurements

  • Mazarico, E., F. G. Lemoine, S. J. Goossens, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, M. H. Torrence, D. D. Rowlands, and S. C. Solomon, The gravity field of Mercury from MESSENGER

  • Maturilli, A., J. Helbert, J. St. John, M. D’Amore, J. W. Head, and W. M. Vaughan, Visible-infrared reflectance and emissivity spectra of a terrestrial komatiite as a guide to observations at Mercury

  • McNutt, R. L., Jr., S. C. Solomon, B. J. Anderson, D. T. Blewett, L. G. Evans, R. E. Gold, S. L. Murchie, L. R. Nittler, R. J. Phillips, L. M. Prockter, J. A. Slavin, R. J. Vervack, Jr., and M. T. Zuber, MESSENGER’s extended mission

  • Michel, N. C., S. A. Hauck, II, S. C. Solomon, R. J. Phillips, J. H. Roberts, and M. T. Zuber, Implications of MESSENGER observations for mantle convection on Mercury

  • Neumann, G. A., J. F. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, E. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, S. C. Solomon, and D. A. Paige, Dark material at the surface of polar crater deposits on Mercury

  • Ostrach, L. R., M. S. Robinson, and B. W. Denevi, Distribution of impact melt on Mercury and the Moon

  • Paige, D. A., M. A. Siegler, J. K. Harmon, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, and S. C. Solomon, Thermal stability of frozen volatiles in the north polar region of Mercury

  • Peplowski, P. N., L. G. Evans, D. K. Hamara, D. J. Lawrence, E. A. Rhodes, A. L. Sprague, and S. C. Solomon, Compositional variability of the surface of Mercury: Results from the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer

  • Preusker, F., J. Oberst, D. T. Blewett, K. Gwinner, J. W. Head, S. L. Murchie, M. S. Robinson, T. R. Watters, M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon, Topography of Mercury from stereo images: First samples from MESSENGER orbital mapping

  • Prockter, L. M., S. L. Murchie, C. M. Ernst, D. M. H. Baker, P. K. Byrne, J. W. Head III, T. R. Watters, B. W. Denevi, C. R. Chapman, and S. C. Solomon, The geology of medium-sized basins on Mercury: Implications for surface processes and evolution

  • Purucker, M. E., C. L. Johnson, R. M. Winslow, J. B. Nicholas, B. J. Anderson, H. Korth, J. W. Head, M. T. Zuber, S. C. Solomon, J. A. Slavin, I. I. Alexeev, R. J. Phillips, and D. A. Paige, Evidence for a crustal magnetic signature on Mercury from MESSENGER Magnetometer observations

  • Rhodes, E. A., P. N. Peplowski, L. G. Evans, D. K. Hamara, and S. C. Solomon, Element abundances from MESSENGER’s Gamma-Ray Spectrometer: Background normalization

  • Solomon, S. C., C. Klimczak, P. K. Byrne, S. A. Hauck, II, J. A. Balcerski, A. J. Dombard, M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith, R. J. Phillips, J. W. Head, and T. R. Watters, Long-wavelength topographic change on Mercury: Evidence and mechanisms

  • Stark, A., J. Oberst, F. Preusker, K. Gwinner, S. J. Peale, J.-L. Margot, M. T. Zuber, and S. C. Solomon, In-situ measurement of Mercury’s physical librations using image and laser altimeter data from MESSENGER: General approach and sensitivity analysis

  • Starr, R. D., L. R. Nittler, S. Z. Weider, E. A. Rhodes, D. Schriver, C. E. Schlemm II, and S. C. Solomon, MESSENGER X-Ray Spectrometer detection of electron-induced X-ray fluorescence from Mercury’s surface

  • Stockstill-Cahill, K. R., T. J. McCoy, L. R. Nittler, and S. Z. Weider, Magnesium-rich compositions on Mercury: Implications for magmatism from petrologic modeling

  • Strom, R. G., Z. Xiao, D. T. Blewett, C. R. Chapman, B. W. Denevi, J. W. Head, C. I. Fassett, S. E. Braden, S. C. Solomon, T. R. Watters, C. M. Ernst, and M. E. Banks, Impact crater populations on Mercury

  • Talpe, M. J., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, E. Mazarico, S. C. Solomon, and F. Vilas, Characterization of the morphometry of impact craters hosting polar deposits in Mercury’s north polar region

  • Vaughan, W. M., J. Helbert, D. T. Blewett, J. W. Head, S. L. Murchie, K. Gwinner, T. J. McCoy, and S. C. Solomon, Hollow-forming layers in impact craters on Mercury: Massive sulfide or chloride deposits formed by impact melt differentiation?

  • Vilas, F. D. L. Domingue, A. L. Sprague, N. R. Izenberg, R. L. Klima, E. A. Jensen, J. Helbert, M. D’Amore, K. R. Stockstill-Cahill, and S. S. Solomon, Search for absorption features in Mercury’s visible reflectance spectra: Recent results from MESSENGER

  • Watters, T. R., S. C. Solomon, M. S. Robinson, J. W. Head, R. G. Strom, C. Klimczak, P. K. Byrne, A. C. Enns, C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter S. L. Murchie, J. Oberst, F. Preusker, M. T. Zuber, S. A. Hauck, II, and R. J. Phillips, Tectonic features on Mercury: An orbital view with MESSENGER

  • Weider, S. Z., L. R. Nittler, R. D. Starr, P. K. Byrne, D. K. Hamara, T. J. McCoy, and S. C. Solomon, Compositional heterogeneity on Mercury’s surface revealed by MESSENGER’s X-Ray Spectrometer

  • Whitten, J. L., J. W. Head, S. L. Murchie, D. T. Blewett, B. W. Denevi, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith, and S. C. Solomon, Intercrater plains on Mercury: Topographic assessment with MESSENGER data

  • Xiao, Z., R. G. Strom, D. T. Blewett, C.R. Chapman, B. W. Denevi, J. W. Head, C. I. Fassett, S. E. Braden, K. Gwinner, S. C. Solomon, S. L. Murchie, T. R. Watters, and M. E. Banks, The youngest geologic terrains on Mercury

  • Xiao, Z., R. G. Strom, C. R. Chapman, and J. W. Head, New comparisons between fresh impact craters on Mercury and the Moon


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