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Doctor Who thing of the day: the asteroid named TARDIS

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Main-belt Asteroid 3325 — discovered in 1984 by astronomer Brian A. Skiff at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona — is designated “TARDIS.” After you-know-what.
More on the body’s technical details at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It made a close approach to Earth in April 2012.

(That is not a photo of Asteroid 3325, alas. As far as I can determine, we don’t have a photo of it.)

Via @bluebox99.

Someday, I have no doubt, there will be a real planet named Gallifrey…

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)



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