The Eye of Sauron Discovered

By Deane Barker on June 24, 2005

Hubble spies lord of the stellar rings: The picture with this news article is eerie. (There’s a scientific discovery buried in there somewhere as well, but that’s not nearly as interesting the Eye of Sauron….)

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.

I was also going to note that this may be the last hurrah for the Hubble Space Telescope, but this news article indicates that there may be hope yet.

Thanks to Carter for this one.