The Atlas of Images of NUclear Rings (AINUR) is a catalogue of nuclear rings, which are enormous star-forming ring-shaped regions that circle certain galactic nuclei. The first edition of the atlas was published in 2010 in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and includes 113 such rings in 107 galaxies. The catalogue resulted fro...
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[Middle-earth] The Ainur are the immortal spirits existing before Creation in J. R. R. Tolkien`s fictional universe. These were the first beings made of the thought of Eru Ilúvatar. ==Fictional history== Before the Creation, Eru Ilúvatar made the Ainur or `holy ones`. This Quenya name comes from the Elvish root ayan- `revere, treat with a...
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