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morethanphotography:After The Storm by Peter_From Far he…

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After The Storm by Peter_From

Far he journeyed in that ship, even into the starless voids; but most often was he seen at morning or at evening, glimmering in sunrise or sunset, as he came back to Valinor from voyages beyond the confines of the world.
– The Silmarillion, The Quenta Silmarillion. XXIV Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath

morethanphotography:After The Storm by Peter_From

Far he…

morethanphotography:Second Beach by TheWanderingSoul And it is…

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Second Beach by TheWanderingSoul

And it is told of Maglor that he could not endure the pain with which the Silmaril tormented him; and he cast it at last into the Sea, and thereafter he wandered ever upon the shores, singing in pain and regret beside the waves.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XXIV Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath 

Poor Maglor. To be amidst such beauty but unable to think beyond the Oath gnawing at his being.

morethanphotography:Second Beach by TheWanderingSoul

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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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Reader: The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 24 “Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath”

Reader deep thought: It had to take a man of uncommon heritage to take up, and succeed, where Turgon’s thirteen expeditions have failed. Still, Ulmo was definitely the unsung hero, working quietly (as ever), and sometimes on his own accord, able to see where sometimes even his higher brethren remained blithe. Blasphemy is not condonable, but does no one else breath a sigh of relief the Silmarils were finally beyond temptation’s reach? First Age=done!
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