Scientists Discover Undersea Volcano That Looks Like Eye of Sauron

Researchers also spotted two seafloor structures, which they named after locations mentioned in Tolkien’s fantasy series. The first one – Barad-dûr (Dark Fortress) – is a sea mountain covered "in numerous volcanic cones", while the second one – Ered Lithui (Ash Mountains) – is a big flat-topped seamount.

Scientists Discover Undersea Volcano That Looks Like Eye of Sauron
Researchers also spotted two seafloor structures, which they named after locations mentioned in Tolkien’s fantasy series. The first one – Barad-dûr (Dark Fortress) – is a sea mountain covered "in numerous volcanic cones", while the second one – Ered Lithui (Ash Mountains) – is a big flat-topped seamount.