When that turned out not to be the case, social media was rife with unimpressed fans venting their frustrations.
One wrote that it was "absolutely appauling" [sic], while another lamented: "All we wanted was Sherlock..." It is currently unknown if Sherlock will return for Series 5, with Moffat saying it’s ‘possible’ that the show might be finished.
The bark is brown and scaly, and at around 5-6 years old the tree begins to bear fruit.
Leaves The leaves are neat, green oval shaped with a tip at the end, and serrations along the edge. Flowers The fragrant blossoms of the apple tree bloom in Springtime, in April and May.
The apple tree fruit The fruit matures in summer, and is picked in the Autumn.
The fossil record includes a progression from early biogenic graphite, In the mid-19th century, Charles Darwin formulated the scientific theory of evolution by natural selection, published in his book On the Origin of Species (1859).
After the flight, we will be returning the piece of tree and a flown picture of Sir Isaac Newton back to The Royal Society.'' Lord Rees, Sir Isaac's successor as the current president of the Royal Society, said: ''We are both pleased and proud that such an extraordinary part of scientific history and important element of the Royal Society's archive collection can make this historic trip into space.
''Upon their return the piece of tree and picture of Newton will form part of the History of the Royal Society exhibition that the Society will be holding later this year and will then be held as a permanent exhibit at the Society.'' Nasa's space shuttle Atlantis will lift off for its final, 12-day mission, on May 14 carrying six crew members including Mr Sellers.
The apple tree fairy It is the tree of immortality, for youth, long life, beauty, and is also the fairy that feeds the dead.
The fairy of this tree “dispels all want and woe or weariness of the soul”.