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Old 04-01-2022, 01:53 AM   #1
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Huinesoron is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.Huinesoron is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
Silmaril Science has found Earendil!

He's 12.9 billion light-years away, is made exclusively of hydrogen and helium, and (relativity being what it is) exploded 12.9 billion years ago.

WHL0137-LS, AKA Earendel

"[The newly-discovered star] has the wonderful name of Earendel, and that's actually from Tolkien." - Michelle Thaller, NASA astronomer

For bonus points, that second link shows Thaller's Tengwar tattoo (described by the clueless reporter as "writing in the elvish language that Tolkien created for works like The Silmarillion") It's not obviously the Ring Inscription, so anyone care to hazard a transliteration/translation?

Have you burned the ships that could bear you back again? ~Finrod: The Rock Opera
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