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Experts on Mercury

Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System,[a] with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Seen from Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days, which is much faster than any other planet in the Solar System. It has no known natural satellites. The planet is named after theRoman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.

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Name Missions & Mission Experience Targets Techniques Major Facilities & Instrument Development
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Sarah Andre
MESSENGER Mercury, Moon, Small satellites Remote sensing, Tectonics, Geology
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Amy Barr Mlinar
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Galileo, New Horizons Callisto, Charon, Dwarf planets, Europa, Exoplanets, Ganymede, Gas giants, Icy satellites, Kuiper Belt, Mercury, Moon, Pluto, Saturn Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Geology, Impacts, Numerical modeling, Planetary Interiors, Tectonics, Volcanism
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Roger Clark
Cassini, Chandrayaan 1 (India), Europa Clipper, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Observer, MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator, Mission Co-Investigator Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Interplanetary Dust, Io, Jupiter, Kuiper Belt, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Neptune, Planetary rings, Pluto, Saturn, Small satellites, Titan, Uranus, Venus, Vesta Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy
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Deborah Domingue Lorin
MER, MESSENGER Asteroids, Icy satellites, Mercury, Moon Photometry, Spectroscopy Cameras, Spectrometers
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Darby Dyar
MSL Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy
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William Feldman
ACE, Dawn, Giotto (ESA), Lunar Prospector, Mariner 10, Mars Observer, Mars Odyssey, MESSENGER, Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Ulysses ** Calibration/Test planning, Data validation, Instrument operations, Instrument PI, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Solar particles/Solar wind, Vesta Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Neutron detectors, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy
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Robert Gaskell
Cassini, Dawn, MESSENGER, OSIRIS-REx, Rosetta, Voyager Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta Shape modeling
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Rebecca Ghent
LRO, Mars 2020, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Remote sensing, Radar, Tectonics, Volcanism, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping
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Jennifer Grier
Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Geology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy
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Catherine Johnson
MESSENGER, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Venus Tectonics, Volcanism, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Magnetospherics
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Gareth Morgan
LRO, MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Radar, Volcanism
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Catherine Neish
Cassini, Chandrayaan 1 (India), LRO ** Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Icy satellites, Mercury, Moon, Titan, Venus Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Impacts, Radar, Remote sensing, Volcanism
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Robert Nelson
Cassini, Voyager Asteroids, Comets, Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Io, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Titan Photometry, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy
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Thomas Prettyman
Dawn, Lunar Prospector, Mars Odyssey ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Electronics design, Flight Software, Instrument operations, Instrument PI, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Meteorites, Moon, Small satellites, Venus, Vesta Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Geology, Mapping, Neutron detectors, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing
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Matt Siegler
LRO Mars, Mercury, Moon Education/Public Outreach (EPO)
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Jordan Steckloff
Cassini, EPOXI, Stardust-NExT Asteroids, Ceres, Charon, Comets, Dwarf planets, Icy satellites, Kuiper Belt, Mercury, Moon, Pluto, Small satellites, Titan, Trans-Neptunian objects, Vesta Celestial Mechanics, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Numerical modeling, Thermal modeling
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Faith Vilas
Hayabusa 1 (Japan), Hayabusa2 (Japan), LCROSS, LRO, MESSENGER Asteroids, Dwarf planets, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites Ground-based observing, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy Cerro Tololo, MMT ** Cameras, Spectrometers
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Stephen Wood
Mars Polar Lander, Phoenix Mars Lander ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Flight Software, Instrument Co-Investigator, Instrument operations, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down, Science operations Asteroids, Callisto, Ceres, Earth, Icy satellites, Mars, Mercury, Moon Astrobiology, Atmospheres, Climate, Geomorphology, Laboratory Spectroscopy, Numerical modeling, Radiometry, Remote sensing, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy, Thermal modeling Cameras, FTIR, Imaging spectrometers

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