The first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star thanks to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope:
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.'
A team using Gemini also announced imaging of planets in another system (HR 8799) today, except they found two!
Here it's the _Mote_ in the Eye of Sauron that's interesting.