Monday, May 12, 2014

Fact of the Day: Lord of Titan

The mountains on Saturn's moon Titan are all named after mountains in J.R.R. Tolkien's stories of Middle-Earth. For example Titan's Doom Mons is named after Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings.  

19 comments:

Margaret D said...

I didn't know any of this. Nice to learn more.

Stewart M said...

They all look like the Misty Mountains to me! A rather splendid piece of trivia.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Optimistic Existentialist said...

For real? That's awesome! Wow Mr. Tolkien can say something that not too many people can say: "I have mountains on far-away moons named after mountains in my books". Damn.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Seriously? That is very interesting.

DEZMOND said...

that is highly interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

haha that is cool. Maybe hobbits live there too

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cool! Didn't know that!

bj said...

Very interesting, Adam.....

A Beer for the Shower said...

That's awesome. I could only hope to one day be a big enough writer that they name mountains on other planets after things I've written.

megcasson said...

Really?
That.
Is.
So.
Cool.

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LV said...

You must be one smart fellow with all the information you share. Most interesting. Adam, the fact you took the time to write me a nice letter while I was sick, meant more to me than I can ever to tell you. You are a very special young man. Not many would to that. Thank you again for your kindness.

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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Really? I didn't know that!

stephen Hayes said...

It's fascinating when fantasy becomes real.

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Mary Kirkland said...

Now that's very cool.

FilipBlog said...

Great moon shot.

Greetings,
Filip