No, that's not the Eye of Sauron โ€” it's a planetary system being born. It's one of the first images captured by SPHERE, a new planet-finder installed in Chile last month. The image shows the protoplanetary disc surrounding star HR4796A โ€” just one of many astounding discoveries SPHERE is sure to make.

(Image: ESO/J.-L. Beuzit et al./SPHERE Consortium)

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