Hubble spies lord of the stellar ring

Even the Hubble Space Telescope must have done a double-take when it snapped this spectacular image, looking for all the world like the Great Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hubble’s picture of the off-centre ring of dust around Fomalhaut, one of the nearest and brightest stars in the sky, offers the best evidence yet that a planet, or planets, is orbiting the star.

Perhaps the coolest thing I have seen in months. Check this thing out! (Thanks, ScatMan!)