Surface-Bounded Exospheres and Interactions in the Inner Solar System

This collection presents results from the ISSI Workhop "Surface Bounded Exospheres and Interactions in the Solar System", held 20–24 January 2020, which reviewed the knowledge on the surface-bounded exosphere conditions, generation, variability and loss processes, from theoretical, observational and experimental points of view. The output collects the present state of knowledge on this subject and drafts a roadmap for future investigations in view of the next missions, i.e., BepiColombo to Mercury or orbiters and landers to be operated on the Moon.


  • Anna Milillo

    Institute of Space Astrophysics and Planetology INAF via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100 00133 Rome Italy

  • Menelaos Sarantos

    NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA

  • Benjamin D. Teolis

    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) San Antonio, TX, 78230 USA

  • Go Murakami

    Institute of Space and Astronautical Science Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Sagamihara, Kanagawa Japan

  • Peter Wurz

    Physics Institute, University of Bern Bern Switzerland

  • Rudolf von Steiger

    International Space Science Institute ISSI Hallerstrasse 6 3012 Bern Switzerland

Articles (9 in this collection)

  1. Surface Exospheric Interactions

    Authors (first, second and last of 12)

    • Ben Teolis
    • Menelaos Sarantos
    • Valentina Galluzzi
    • Content type: ReviewPaper
    • Open Access
    • Published: 23 January 2023
    • Article: 4