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There's a "Mount Doom" a billion miles from Earth

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Oct 17 2013, 11:59am

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The article on the front page about unlikely things influenced by Tolkien reminded me that recently I found out that the mountains on Saturn's moon Titan are named after Tolkien's mountains. Here's a list:

List of Geological Features on Titan#Montes


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Werde Spinner
Rohan


Oct 17 2013, 3:28pm

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Awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh It's so amazing when scientists get to show they have a literature-geeky side and/or a sense of humor, too.

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Oct 17 2013, 3:36pm

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That is so super awesome!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

This artical about a feature of the Carina Nebula also mentions Tolkien briefly,http://hubblesite.org/...ses/2010/13/image/e/ It is my favorite image on the site, and the description tickled me because that is what I thought.

I am the Voice of Books photo Voiceofbooks.gif
Gutenberg photo gutenberg_blog2.gif Librivox photo PD-librivox.pngBook Liberaion photo Book-liberation.png


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2013, 4:10pm

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There is a nebula( the Helix or double helix) that looks like an eye, THE EYE!!

Also, in a cross-fandom note, an asteroid was named Apophis, after a favorite Villian from Stargate SG-1.

Scientist can be awesome!!! I, (who will hopefully become one) hope that I am just as cool!


Werde Spinner
Rohan


Oct 17 2013, 4:15pm

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Scientist can be awesome!!! I, (who will hopefully become one) hope that I am just as cool!

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


Nunilo
Bree


Oct 19 2013, 11:58am

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Geeky genes [In reply to] Can't Post

I love reading about scientific names being influenced by things such as Tolkien. I hadn't heard of Titan's mountains before! I recently found this interesting list of gene names influenced by a variety of 'geeky' things.

My favourite of course is the Smaug gene!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Oct 19 2013, 4:20pm

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What fun! My favorite geeky biology name [In reply to] Can't Post

is the thagomizer


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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