NASA discovers crack in the Milky Way Doctor Who warned us about

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

If you've been watching Doctor Who lately, then you're already aware of the crack in the universe that's been following the Time Lord and his companion all season. And based on the image of the day spotted over at The Daily Galaxy, that crack ... may be real.

The snake-like object located around 11,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius was snapped by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and as described, it sounds as scary as anything the Doctor has ever faced: " A thick, sooty cloud large enough to swallow dozens of solar systems and may be harboring beastly stars in the process of forming."

Check out the eerie comparison between the real and the televised below. We don't know about you, but we plan on keeping our sonic screwdrivers close at hand.

(via ohnotheydidnt)