A nested crater on Pluto

Explanation: New Horizons image of a possible nested crater on Pluto. This image has been reoriented so that the shadows within the crater are similar to the lunar example. North arrow indicates direction to the Pluto north pole. Lower row: Sketches of different crater morphologies produced when the ratio of crater diameter and the thickness of the upper weak layer changes. (From Melosh, 1996; after Quaide and Oberbeck, 1968).


Image credit: Created by Veronica Bray using an Apollo Panoramic photograph, a New Horizons image and diagrams from NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI