Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sauron's eye?

This is the Helix Nebula, in Aquarius, photographed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (named for the late astrophysicist Lyman Spitzer, Jr. - see here - not for New York's new governor). The Helix is the visible evidence (though this image was made at x-ray frequency) of the death throes of a star similar to, but about three times larger than, our sun.

The image was downloaded from Discovery News.


  1. does this have anything to do with that gold ring i found, while spelunking, last year?

  2. Heat it up and see if any strange writing appears. If it does, you have a date with a volcano.

  3. Anonymous9:15 PM

    Tell me where is gandalf, for I very much like to speak with him.

  4. damn. this looks like sumthin somebody with 3d graphics would do. beeeeYUUtiFUL!

  5. hmmm...mordor is in hawaii, right?