from the I-see-you-looking-at-me dept.
The new SPHERE instrument for the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope recently achieved 'first light'. The New Scientist is reporting on an image they released this week that calls into question whether Frodo really did snuff out the Eye of Sauron.
So, how long before the MPAA goes after the HR 4796 system for breach of copyright?
On a more serious note, the image has amazing detail. This should make it easier to detect and analyze planets orbiting other stars.