Thu
Jun 24 2010 11:44am

NASA Finds Doctor Who-style Crack in Universe

If you’ve been following the current season of Doctor Who then you know all about the crack in space-time that has been following Amy and The Doctor around wherever they go, wiping out events and all memory of them.

On the show, that time-devouring crack has a signature shape and looks like this:

So it’s a bit worrisome that NASA imaged the same thing on June 4th. That picture up top? That’s a huge tear in the Milky Way. According to NASA:

The snake-like object located about 11,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius is actually the core of a thick, sooty cloud large enough to swallow dozens of solar systems and may be harboring beastly stars in the process of forming. [emphasis mine]

The season finale of Doctor Who runs in the U.K. this Saturday. I hope the Doctor can get us out of this one.

(Original story located on Daily Dust, which also has cute video of Steven Moffat’s son interviewing him about the current season.)


Chris Greenland does not condone burning down the observatory so this will never happen again.

16 comments
Brit Mandelo
1. BritMandelo
There's a part of me that's like "Doctor Who can predict the future! Awesome!" and another part that's like "that can't be good, it really can't."
Rich Rennicks
2. RichR
I think some astronomers are just messing with us... At least, I hope they are.
Michelle Mulford
3. DervishJ
That is simultaneously terrifying and cool. Also, what is a 'beastly star?' Google and Wikipedia can't tell me.
James Hogan
4. Sonofthunder
NASA's awesome. Just for the pure fact that they said "beastly stars".
Jacy Clark
5. Amalisa
Wow! I love it! Not denying the chill that ran down my spine, but I still love it! *lol*
F Shelley
6. FSS
Yeah, why didn't the Doctor just use some Spackle on Amy's wall and save the Universe a lot of grief?
wandering-dreamer
7. wandering-dreamer
Life imitates art I suppose?
Alex Brown
9. AlexBrown
Holy frakking frak. I guess I shouldn't have made all those snarky remarks about that damn crack...
wandering-dreamer
10. CassR
That's... yeah, that kind of terrifying. And yet awesome at the same time.
wandering-dreamer
11. Erasmus1979
I think I want my mommy now.
wandering-dreamer
12. imran14826
Vary Interesting News,It Means Some Time Imaginary Cold Happened In Real ,Vary unthinkable Of The Director Who Thought That Was .


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Madeline Matz
13. mcmatz
Dear Steven Moffat,
Next season, can the Doctor achieve world peace, end starvation, and a provide an economic, green solution to the energy crisis?
Seems like it's worth a shot.
-madz
wandering-dreamer
15. Robert Halik
The crack exists because of too much space in the
the universe caused by the big red sun and also
any excess energy is turned into space.
The universe itself is a particle universe that exists inside of a diminsion. Outside the universe
is a much colder region of empty space. The boundary
between our universe and outside universe space is
nothing more than a cold front. There is a major crack on each side of our universe. If for any reason the cracks close the warm space will not be allowed to escape and excess space would just keep
forming with no way to escape. The end result would require everyone to buy ear muffs. Big badda boom.
BIG BIG BADDA BOOM.
wandering-dreamer
17. Luckyfanisaac
When did it start to form?

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