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Saruman in The Hobbit?

by on Jun.04, 2008, under Movies

Could Saruman appear in the upcoming Hobbit movies? Christopher Lee is hoping so. He understands that to fill out two movies, the material will need to be expanded – and he has a wealth of knowledge about Middle Earth and the Istari (Wizards). “I’d be interested in seeing how that transition from good to evil occurred and, yes, of course I would return to the role if I was asked.” Saruman does not appear in the book, but both he and Radagast the Brown would be around at the time.

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Milky Way loses its arms

by on Jun.04, 2008, under Science

After a bit of scientific amputation, astronomers have again reevaluated the shape of the Milky Way based on data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, and reduced the number of spiral arms from four to two. Back in 2005 Spitzer revealed that the Milky Way was in fact a barred spiral, as opposed to a “perfect” spiral as previously thought.

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