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    “The Hobbit” Author Gets a Crater on Mercury

    Here’s a little something to please fans of space, art and fantasy alike (and those who enjoy all three): on August 6 the International Astronomical Union approved names for 9 craters on Mercury, one of which is named for J.R.R. Tolkien, revered author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (among other seminal [...]


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    From what I've heard about JRR Tolkien and technology, he'd probably be very offended.
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