Varan is killed in the vacuum of space. ( TV: ) The Mutants
vacuum was a volume that was virtually empty of matter. The most commonly known was that of outer space. Most lifeforms could not survive in a vacuum for very long.
According to the
Twelfth Doctor, there was no pressure in the vacuum of space, so one's lungs would explode if they tried holding their breath. Blood vessels would also rupture, and exposed areas of the body would swell up. The boiling point of water was much lower in a vacuum, so one's sweat, saliva and the fluid around their eyes would also boil.
seconds, a humanoid exposed to the vacuum of space would lose consciousness, as oxygen bubbles would form in their blood. Within 90 seconds, they would be dead. ( TV: )
Fourth Doctor claimed that so long as one did not attempt to hold their breath, it was possible to survive in the vacuum of space, with no ill effects, for at least 30 seconds. ( AUDIO: )
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There were, however, those who were able to survive in the vacuum of space for extended periods of time or even indefinitely.
Time Lords could survive in a vacuum for limited periods, ( TV: , Four to Doomsday , The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe GAME: ) but extended exposure to the vacuum of space would have adverse physical effects on Time Lords, such as TARDIS the Doctor. The Twelfth Doctor survived such an exposure, but went blind as a result. ( TV: )
Oxygen Daleks, ( TV: ) The Parting of the Ways Cybermen, ( TV: ) The Moonbase Olympians, ( COMIC: ) The Life Bringer! Sensorites, ( TV: ) The Sensorites Ptings, ( TV: ) and The Tsuranga Conundrum star whales ( TV: ) were all capable of indefinite survival in a vacuum.
The Beast Below Wirrn could live within a vacuum for a period of years. ( TV: )
The Ark in Space Toby Zed was able to survive in a vacuum whilst possessed by the Beast. ( TV: )
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Rutans could survive in a vacuum indefinitely. ( PROSE: )
Shakedown Katarina sacrificed herself to help the First Doctor and was blown out into space along with Kirksen. ( TV: )
The Daleks' Master Plan Varan was killed in the vacuum of space after the Marshal of Solos destroyed a wall of his Skybase. ( TV: )
The Mutants Yukio Nakaguchi was killed in the vacuum of space when the walls of the space elevator he was in tore open. ( PROSE: )
Lucifer Rising Lynda Moss was killed when Daleks broke the barrier between her and space. ( TV: )
The Parting of the Ways Scooti Manista was killed in the vacuum when Toby Zed, possessed by the Beast, broke open one of Sanctuary Base 6's outer windows. ( TV: )
The Impossible Planet
Chief Steward on the spaceship was blown out into space after accidentally opening a door to the outside following a Titanic meteorite strike on the spaceship. ( TV: )
Voyage of the Damned
Ahab was killed when teleported to the vacuum of space in the year 50,000 by Professor Alistair Gryffen's Space-Time Manipulator. ( TV: )
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