Thursday, 20 February 2020

Gong Gong, Chinese mythology for (225088) 2007 OR10

On February 5, 2020, (225088) 2007 OR10 was oficially named (225088) Gonggong.


"Gonggong is a Chinese water god with red hair and a serpent-like tail. He is known for creating chaos, causing flooding, and tilting the Earth; he is often depicted with the head of a human and the body of a snake. Gonggong is often attended by his minister, Xiangliu, a nine-headed poisonous snake monster for whom the satellite is named." (MPC 121135)


Gong Gong traveled along the waterways, giving names to the rivers and conducting hydrological studies. During the time of the mythological emperor Shun, Gong Gong tamed the overflows that threatened to flood the kingdom.


On one occasion, Gong Gong fought against Zhuan Xu for the throne of the empire. His battle was so fierce that the entire universe lost its balance; reason why all the rivers flow to the east.


Xiang Liu was a minister of Gong Gong, who also participated in the fight between the line of the Red Emperor and that of the Yellow Emperor.

 
According to some ancient texts, Gong Gong was one of the Three Sovereigns, wich, together with the Five Emperors, constituted the mythological rulers of China before the first Xia dynasty. Traditionally they were credited with the foundation of Chinese civilization and the invention of social, cultural and economic institutions. 


(225088) Gonggong is a scattered disc object with high aphelion (social intelligence), in 3:10 resonance with Neptune.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Arrokoth, Powhatan language for (486958) 2014 MU69

On November 12, 2019, (486958) 2014 MU69 was oficially named (486958) Arrokoth.

“'Arrokoth' is the word for 'sky' from the Powhatan language of native people from the Chesapeake Bay region. Institutions in this region played a prominent role in facilitating the discovery and exploration of this ancient and distant object.” (MPC 118222)

The pronunciation and meaning of the word ‘arrokoth’ are not entirely clear, since the language became extinct at the end of the 18th century, before the studies could be completed. The only record of that word was compiled between 1610 and 1611 by the English writer William Strachey, who had a decent ear but bad handwriting, which greatly hindered the reading of his notes. In 1975, Siebert made the comparison with other Algonquian languages to reinterpret Strachey's annotations, deciphering the words ‘arrokoth’ and ‘arrahgwotuwss’, such as ‘sky’ and ‘clouds’ respectively.

Lori Glaze, director of the Division of Planetary Science at NASA, said that the name Arrokoth means the strength and resistance of the Algonquian indigenous people, from which we have inherited the light that guides all those who seek the meaning and understanding of origins of the universe and the celestial connection of humanity.

Binary contact object, in which the two lobes gravitated together, progressively approaching, until they were joined.

(486958) Arrokoth is a classical dwarf object of the Kuiper belt in 5:6 resonance with Pluto, discovered in June 2014.

It reached the perihelion in July of 1757 (also in November of 1459). It reached the aphelion in May of 1906 (also in September of 1608).

The orbit is located at the center of the Kuiper belt. It has a perihelion of 42.72 AU and an aphelion of 46.44 AU. The semimajor axis is at 44.58 AU. It has an orbital period of 297 years and 243 days. It has an inclination of 2.5º. It has a diameter of about only 36 km (22 km + 15 km).


Stellar occultations occurred in June-July 2017 and in August 2018.

Its discovery came during the search for potential candidates to be explored by the New Horizons probe, after finishing their passage through Pluto. Arrokoth was selected as a target in August 2015, reaching it in January 2019.

Astrologically, Arrokoth is related with search processes that require a subsequent, rather laborious, phase of review and evaluation of the results, as happened during its discovery and during the assignment of its official name.

"The Maze Runner" (2014)

James Dashner, author of the novel "The Maze Runner" (2009), has Arrokoth in Scorpio (2nd Moon-Node House), in semisextile with Pallas in Libra (3rd Moon-Node House); in semisquare with Pluto in Libra (3rd Moon-Node House); and in taotile@15º with the Sun-Mercury-Neptune in Sagittarius (2nd Moon-Node House). 

Elena Anaya, actress of the movie "Wonder Woman" (2017), has Arrokoth in Scorpio (1st Moon-Node House) in golden aspect GA2@68º45’ with the Crossing Point of Age Progressions (Signs Horoscope) in Capricorn.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Zhulong, Chinese mythology for (472235) 2014 GE45

On August 27, 2019, (472235) 2014 GE45 was oficially named (472235) Zhulong.


"Zhulong, also called 'Torch Dragon', is a mythological creature with a human face and scarlet serpent body [very intense red color]. It controlled the day and night of the world by opening and closing its eyes. It is described in classic Chinese literature as shining a torch over the ninefold darkness [darkness multiplied by nine]. Name suggested by students at the National Dali School." (M.P.C.115895).

Alex [Devon Sawa], "Final Destination" (2000)

(472235) Zhulong is a scattered disc object (medium aphelion), in 1:5 resonance with Uranus, discovered in April of 2014. There are prediscovery images back to February-January of 2014, April of 2013, December of 2012, April of 2012, February of 2012, June-May of 2011, May-April of 2000. It was spotted without being identified in April of 2011.

It reached the perihelion in May of 1610 and it will do it again in September of 2029. It reached the aphelion in January of 1820 (also in September of 1400).

The orbit it is located at the intermediate zone of the scattered disc. It has a perihelion of 32.72 AU and an aphelion of 79.31 AU. The semimajor axis is at 56.02 AU. It has an orbital period of 419 years and 117 days. It has an inclination of 0.8º. It has a diameter of about 230 km.
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Through behavior, Zhulong externalizes internal emotions towards the environment, causing resonance.

"Final Destination" (2000)

Devon Sawa, actor of the movie “Final Destination” (2000), has Zhulong in Leo (2nd Moon-Node House) in (bi)novile@80º with Uranus in Scorpio (11th Moon-Node House); and in quincunx with Juno in Capricorn (9th Moon-Node House).

Ali Larter, actress of the movie “Final Destination” (2000), has Zhulong in Leo (3rdMoon-Node House) in (quadra)novile@160º with the Sun in Pisces (9th Moon-Node House).

Kevin Spacey, actor in the movies "The Negotiator" (1998) and "K-Pax" (2002), has Zhulong in Leo (3rd Moon-Node House) in conjunction with the Sun; in semisextile/quincunx with Crossing Axis of Age Progressions (Signs Horoscope) in Cancer/Capricorn; in semisextile with Mars-Pluto in Virgo (2nd Moon-Node House); and in square with Neptune in Scorpio (12th Moon-Node House).

Sunday, 28 April 2019

G!kunǀǀ'homdima, Juǀ'hoan mythology for (229762) 2007 UK126

On April 6, 2019, (229762) 2007 UK126 was oficially named (229762) G!kunǀǀ'homdima [Gkunhomdima].

The Himba of Namibia (South Africa)

"The name G!kunǀǀ'homdima is from the Juǀ'hoansi (Kung) people of Namibia. G!kunǀǀ'homdima is the beautiful aardvark girl of Juǀ'hoan mythology, who sometimes appears in the stories of other San peoples as a python or as an elephant. She defends her people and punishes wrongdoers using gamigami spines, a rain-cloud full of hail, and her magical oryx horn.


The name G!kunǀǀ'homdima derives from "g!kun", wich means 'aardvark'; and "hom ma" with the feminine suffix "di", wich means 'young woman'. The moon, G!o'e !Hu, is named after G!kunǀǀ'homdima's horn: "g!o'e" means 'oryx' and '!hu' means 'horn'. (MPC Archive 112429-112436)

Aardvark

The aardvark is a mainly nocturnal animal, it digs the earth to create a network of burrows that it uses as temporary homes in its territory and a main, deep and extensive burrow (up to about 13 meters) that they use to reproduce. The aardvark changes periodically the configuration of the ramifications of the main burrow and from time to time it moves to create another one.


They are fearful and lonely animals, that go to the surface at night to cover its territory of about 10 to 30 km. To feed himself, he uses his keen sense of smell to track ants and termites. When he discovers an anthill, he digs it quickly, his claws allow him to break the extremely hard bark of ant-hills and termite mounds while closing his nose to prevent dust from entering. Once the external defenses of the insects are demolish, its hard skin protects it from the bites of ants and termites while ingesting an enormous quantity of insects with its long and sticky tongue, up to 30 cm in length. They can eat up to 50,000 insects in one night.

Tribulus terrestris (gamigami)

The spiny plant tribulus terrestris (gamigami), It was used as a homicidal weapon in South Africa (the murderer dipped the fruit with the poisonous juice of Acokanthera and placed them in the path of his victim) and also as a drug in China and India to tone and restore sexual function.

Oryx

(229762) G!kunǀǀ'homdima is a scattered disc object with high aphelion, in 5:19 resonance with Neptune.

Key place markers

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Dziewanna, Slavic mythology for (471143) 2010 EK139

On September 25, 2018, (471143) 2010 EK139 was oficially named (471143) Dziewanna.


Dziewanna was the Slavic Goddess of the wild nature, forests and the hunt. Gold-haired, young and beautiful, she brought the spring and revitalized the Earth. Wild yellow mullein flowers (Polish: dziewanna) were her symbol. Dried, they served as torches during her celebrations.

(471143) Dziewanna is a scattered disc object with high aphelion and perihelion located in the zone of orbital piercig from Neptune toward the Kuiper belt. It is in 1:7 resonance with Uranus and 7:25 with Neptune.

"Warm Bodies" (2013) [1]


"Warm Bodies" (2013) [2]


"Warm Bodies" (2013) [3]

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

(523742) 2014 TZ85, emotional awareness geared towards the distinction between good and evil in the cycles of the universe

(523742) 2014 TZ85 is a scattered disc object (very low aphelion II) discovered in October of 2012. There is a prediscovery image back to December of 2011. It was spotted without being identified in October of 2014.

It reached the perihelion in September of 1894 (also in December of 1606). It reached the aphelion in November of 1750 (also in January of 1463).

It has a perihelion of 32.47 AU and an aphelion of 54.69 AU. The semimajor axis is at 43.58 AU. It has an orbital period of 287 years and 279 days. It has an inclination of  14.9º (taotile 15º, 0º05' orb). It has a diameter of about 530 km.

Orbital resonance:
7:24 with Uranus (99.9)
4:7 with Neptune (99.8)

6:7 with Pluto (99.6)
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21:11 with 2007 OR10 (%100.0)
 

The emotional awareness of (523742) 2014 TZ85 is geared towards the cycles of the universe, for which it has the ability to distinguish between good and evil (from a karmic point of view), like in the movie "Noah" (2014).

"Noah" (2014)

William Paul Young, author of the book "The Shack" (2007), has 2014 TZ85 in Gemini (cusp of the 7th Moon-Node House); in trine with Neptune in Libra (cusp of the 3rd Moon-NodeHouse); and in opposition to the Lunar Node and the Galactic Center in Sagittarius (cusp of the 1st Moon-Node House).