Sunday, 21 August 2005

1994 TA [Pylenor], chemical scattering and disintegration

1994 TA [Pylenor] is a centaur discovered in October of 1994. Since October of 1999, the unofficial name of this centaur is Pylenor. It reached the perihelion in July of 1984.

The orbit is between the zone of orbital piercing from Satrun toward Uranus and the zone of orbital piercing from Uranus toward Neptune. It has a perihelion of 11.79 AU and an aphelion of 21.82 AU. The semimajor axis is at 16.80 AU. It has an orbital period of 68 years and 336 days. It has an inclination of 5.3º. It has a diameter of about 20 km.

Orbital resonance:
18:5 with Pluto (99.8%)
11:9 with Uranus (99.7%)
3:7 with Saturn (99.7%)
12:5 with Neptune (99.6%)

Greek Mythology

Pylenor was the centaur that having been wounded by Heracles’ poisoned arrows (which were soaked with Hydra’s poisoned blood), washed himself in the river Anigrus, thus providing the river with a peculiar odor.

In this mythological image, there is a transference of the poison through the scattering of the river, making unusual connections through a long chain that is difficult to track back to find the source. At the end, there is no causal connection between the purpose of Heracles when he shot the arrow and the those who later get poisoned through the river (acausal connections).

1994 TA [Pylenor] is related with processes of disintegration and scattering of organic or inorganic elements and compounds, which in general are difficult to perceive with the naked eye or through the sense of smell.

"Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" (1984)

Sometimes, a ray of light through a window makes visible the dust in suspension, but most of the times, the form of detection is indirect.

Mystic connection with nature 

As part of the same process, 1994 TA [Pylenor] is also related with a mystic connection with nature, as the collective life energy from the ecosystems flows bidirectionally to the inside of one self.

"Mononoke Princess" (1997, 1999)

This centaurs reminds the Kitaro's song "Winds of Youth" (Mandala, 1994).