Pluto craters

pluto cratersPluto, suggested to be composed of ice and rock with its surface a massive 98% nitrogen ice, has revealed more craters that look like craters found on other planets, our Moon, moons, asteroids and active asteroids (comets).

These other space bodies in our solar system are not made of the the same material, have a great variety of ages and formation processes.

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Everything about all these objects are different yet they appear to have similar craters - especially craters with central peaks.

Geomorphology suggests that similar processes and events can be used to explain how geology formations were created on different planets and moon.

Unless the visual comparison does not match geology theory. For example Mars Gale Crater with its not meteor impact central peak and ridiculous alternative. For example Mercury's rift valleys, cliffs and other normal geology features found elsewhere but on Mercury they must and have to show evidence that the planet is shrinking.

Pluto's central peak craters

pluto cratersThese relatively large Pluto craters show a classic central peak crater formation.

But how could you get a rebound peak crater on a dwarf planet with an icy surface?

Are puzzling craters found around our solar system on these physically different objects formed by the same process but not by meteor impacts.

Pluto's haloed craters

pluto cratersSome of these spired craters in the Vega Terra area are being called “haloed” craters. It may be a trick of the light that they look like a crater with a central uplift.

Could plasma discharges, electric arcs as seen in experiments by C J Ransom and others, give a possible process for the formation of these craters with central spires?

Pluto's hexagonal craters

Why are some of the many craters on Pluto hexagonal shaped creaters? Why do you get so many hexagon craters on one dwarf planet?
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