Friday, February 15, 2013

Blog 6: Sauron's Always Watching...... In Space!

Deep space is full of awesome and breathtaking environments.  This is an image of the Engraved Hourglass Nebula, which is only about 8,000 light-years away from us.  The fascinating and ominous image in this image is created from the expanding stellar winds reaching across space.

Setting aside the obvious lord of the rings references, the eye shape in this image evokes many different emotions.  At first it is unsettling, but then as you explore it more you find yourself in awe and amazement.  Maybe Sauron is hiding out there in space somewhere just waiting for that one ring to rule them all?