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wiitch-craft:✯☽ Therefore the loremasters of Men said that a…

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Therefore the loremasters of Men said that a Straight Road must still be, for those that were permitted to find it. And they taught that, while the new world fell away, the old road and the path of the memory of the West still went on, as it were a mighty bridge invisible that passed through the air of breath and of flight (which were bent now as the world was bent), and traversed Ilmen which flesh unaided cannot endure, until it came to Tol Eressëa, the Lonely Isle, and maybe even beyond, to Valinor, where the Valar still dwell and watch the unfolding of the story of the world.
– The Silmarillion, Akallabêth 

From the Grey Havens the Eldar ever and anon set sail, fleeing from the darkness of the days of Earth; for by the mercy of the Valar the First-born could still follow the Straight Road and return, if they would, to their kindred in Eressëa and Valinor beyond the encircling seas.
– The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

The Straight Road literally coalescing only at the Elves’ need would be a pretty neat solution to keeping the entitlement-complex plagued Men off it. More effective than a simple old sign could dream of achieving anyway.

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mindblowingscience:Gigantic ring system around J1407b much…

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Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn. The ring system – the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system – was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Rochester’s Eric Mamajek.

A new analysis of the data, led by Leiden’s Matthew Kenworthy, shows that the ring system consists of over 30 rings, each of them tens of millions of kilometers in diameter. Furthermore, they found gaps in the rings, which indicate that satellites (“exomoons”) may have formed. The result has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.

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The Lord of The Rings has a registration number: J1407b.

In the celestial vaults over our heads, there is a new, young upsized Jupiter with rings to put Saturn to shame.

Imagine looking up and seeing something like this in the sky. Even Jupiter has no hopes of coming close.

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Just look at this:

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A new analysis of the data shows that the ring system consists of over 30 rings, each of them tens of millions of kilometers in diameter. Furthermore, they found gaps in the rings, which indicate that satellites (“exomoons”) may have formed.

The result has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.” (Source: spaceplasma.tumblr.com)

Is there a link back to Middle-earth other than the (admittedly) staid title of “Lord of the Rings” every celestial object that has rings get saddled with anyway? Definitely. And it’s to do with more than just bling-obsession.

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sundxwn: Patagonian Rhapsody by Artur…

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Patagonian Rhapsody by Artur Stanisz

Looks like sunset in the Grey Havens.

Reblogging this as a start to my little project to catalogue beautiful imagery that evokes Middle-earth for me.

This does look like it could be sunset in the outskirts of the Havens because of its location on the shores of the Gulf of Lhûn.

(Side note: All the pain of the test posts, and my cross-posting OCD was in aid of this project)

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Patagonian Rhapsody by Artur…

Reader: The Silmarillion. Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Reader deep thought: The wrap-up! The end of the First Age saw the beginning of the Elven exodus, the Second marked the Downfall of Númenór. And here unveiled are the aftermath the Downfall, interwoven with the tale of how and why Sauron kept it up in Middle-earth after Morgoth’s done for, geology shakeup, and cliff-notes for the Third Age galore. Yes, including the entirety for Gollum’s being, Precious. Though, what is it with crafty Noldor and objects of great allure that must involve W.A.R. at some point?
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