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SPHERE’s First Image Looks Like The Eye Of Sauron

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A new instrument built to view exoplanets—planets outside our solar system—has captured its first images, including this dust ring around a nearby star. SPHERE, as the instrument is called, has been installed at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. That places it squarely on Earth, but it seems to have offered a frightening peek into Middle-earth.

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