Ala Macula


Ala Macula
The Brass Knuckles chain of equatorial dark regions on Pluto
Coordinates15°S 120°W / 15°S 120°W / -15; -120Coordinates: 15°S 120°W / 15°S 120°W / -15; -120

Ala is the smallest of the "Brass Knuckles", a series of equatorial dark regions on Pluto. It is named after Ala [àlà] "earth", the chthonic and most important deity of the Igbo people.[1][2]

Cthulhu and the "Knuckles". Ala is the small region just east of center, southeast of the eastern lobe of the bright Tombaugh Regio.


  1. ^ Chang, Kenneth (14 July 2015). "NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ Rogers, Adam (14 July 2015). "The New, Nerdy Mythology of Pluto's Place Names". Wired. Retrieved 14 July 2015.