Finding the TARDIS

In the fictional Whoniverse, the time machine used by The Doctor is named the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space). In a silly mood this afternoon, I decided to find it with my astronomical lookUP service. Imagine my surprise when it actually returned coordinates for TARDIS with the note that it was "in our solar system". What!?

It turns out that TARDIS is the official name assigned to asteroid 3325 which was discovered in 1984 at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Brilliant!

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 17th May 2009 (19:42 BST) | Permalink
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