Cthulhu Regio stretches nearly halfway around Pluto's equator, starting from the west of the great nitrogen ice plains known as Sputnik Planum.
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has captured images of frozen nitrogen glaciers on Pluto carrying numerous 'floating' hills that may be fragments of water ice, giving an insight into the dwarf planet's fascinating and abundant geological activity.
Scientists reported on Wednesday they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.
Nasa has released a series of sharp Pluto snapshots, billing them as the best close-ups of the dwarf planet we may see for decades.
Pluto contains a rich variety of colors on its surface, according to observations out Thursday from NASA's New Horizons probe that stunned astronomers.
In a major finding, the first colour images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes beamed by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft show that the icy-dwarf planet has blue skies similar to Earth and frozen water on its surface.
Nasa's New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto's largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history.
In its quest to explore Venus, near-earth objects and bizarre metal asteroids, Nasa has zeroed on five key science investigations among 27 proposals through its ambitious Discovery programme.
New “snakeskin” images of Pluto sent by NASA's New Horizons probe have revealed a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details.
Seven weeks after New Horizons sped past the Pluto system to study the unexplored world, the mission team has begun the intensive downlinking of the massive data the spacecraft collected and stored on its digital recorders.
Pluto may contain a subsurface ocean warm enough to host life, according to English physicist Brian Cox who also said that humans could be the only complex life in our galaxy.
Here are the highlights from the NASA New Horizons team's Reddit AMA
Close up photographs of Pluto show ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.
From pixels to heart: Pluto pictures over the years
Here's a handy guide for all you need to know about the Pluto flyby by NASA's New Horizons.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night congratulated NASA for its success in space exploration as its spaceship sent data and photos of Pluto.
For the first time, we go a up close and personal look at Pluto & discovered that it had a heart, but what sent the internet into a tizzy is a set of memes
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.
From President Barack Obama to Stephen Hawking, here's what people had to say about #PlutoFlyBy
An unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on Tuesday and survived its close encounter with the distant dwarf planet after a journey of three billion miles (4.8 billion kilometers) and nearly 10 years.