Craters on Ice

Explanation: Comparison of impact crater morphology on Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Callisto (top row) and on Europa (bottom row). These images have been scaled so that each crater appears to be the same size, even though the actual size of the craters increases from left to right. This shows how crater morphology changes as the crater size increases. What will the icy craters on Pluto and Charon look like?


Image credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute.