As­tron­omy News: Gal­lifrey and TARDIS Found on Moon of Pluto!

Starburst Magazine - - Outside The Box -

Doc­tor Who may re­ceive one of the most ex­tra­or­di­nary recog­ni­tions of its achieve­ments across its fifty-two-year history as NASA (Na­tional Aero­nau­tic and Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion) have an­nounced their in­ten­tion to name ar­eas of Charon, Pluto’s third moon, af­ter iconic char­ac­ters and lo­ca­tions made fa­mous in science fic­tion film and tele­vi­sion. Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Alien, and 2001 could all also be recog­nised on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the In­ter­na­tional As­tro­nom­i­cal Union in com­mem­o­ra­tion of “des­ti­na­tions and mile­stones of fic­tional space and other ex­plo­ration; fic­tional and mytho­log­i­cal ves­sels of space and other ex­plo­ration; fic­tional and mytho­log­i­cal voy­agers, trav­ellers and ex­plor­ers”. Doc­tor Who will be rep­re­sented, if the pro­pos­als are agreed, by the ‘TARDIS Chasma’ (chasm) which runs along­side the ‘Gal­lifrey Mac­ula’ (dark spot) on the sur­face of Charon.

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