Eye of Sauron

The first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star thanks to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope:

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Planet Fomalhaut b orbits the star Fomalhaut, 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis.

I cannot help but be reminded of Tolkien:

'The Eye was rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat's, watchful and intent, and the black slit of its pupil opened on a pit, a window into nothing.'

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Here it's the _Mote_ in the Eye of Sauron that's interesting.