Scientists on Nasa Mars simulation build TARDIS into their living quarters

Can you spot the Doctor Who tribute in this Martian bio-dome...?

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A team of six scientists have just completed a year-long Nasa-funded Mars simulation, spending a year in complete isolation in a dome on a barren rock in Hawaii. They had no access to fresh air, or fresh food, and were only able to leave the small area to go outside by donning space suits.

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You’re bound to get a little bored at times, right? And these are university science geeks we’re talking about here. So of course, they turned one of the entrances to their living quarters into a set of TARDIS doors…

Take a look at the image below and you can just see the blue police box on the left.

Yep, it definitely feels like when the historic day comes and a representative of the human race finally reaches the surface of the Red Planet, their list of priorities will probably be: find source of water, work out how to grow food, build Doctor Who-themed room.

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Of course, that’s if they get time before the Ice Warriors arrive…