Hubble peers into the Great Eye of Sauron
The ring is composed of dust particles in orbit around Fomalhaut, a bright star located just 25 light years away in the constellation Pisces Australis – or the Southern Fish. A recent image captured with the Hubble Space Telescope – which makes the system look uncannily like the Great Eye of Sauron from the blockbusting Lord of the Rings trilogy – confirms that Fomalhaut’s ring is curiously offset with respect to the star.
Read the full story and see a larger image over at The Register. Thanks to Smeagirl for the heads up! [Read More]Posted in Lord of the Rings, Tolkien on February 22, 2008 by Calisuri
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