Thursday, June 24, 2010


I find it simply amazing when things that were once considered fiction are now a part of our every day lives.
In the early days of science fiction, things like going to other planets, amazing devices of advanced technology, and other things were just the stuff of dreams, wishful thinking, and some very active imaginations.
Now mankind has set foot on the moon, sent satellites to other planets within our solar system and beyond, and only time and budgets seem to be the limitations to what can be accomplished.

On the current season of the BBC sci-fi program Doctor Who, one of the menaces the title character is facing are "cracks in the universe", a phenenomen thought up by executive producer Steven Moffat.
However scientists have just recently discovered there is a "crack" in the universe!
Located in the Sagittarius constellation, about 11,000 light-years away, it was recently discovered and photographed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. For more information, you can read about it here: and elsewhere on the web.

Of course this is far from the first time that television has predicted something that became reality.
The creators behind the classic anime Space Cruiser Yamoto, known in the United States by some as Star Blazers, theorized Pluto possessing a moon before scientists actually discovered it had one.

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