Saturday, 29 October 2005

(15760) 1992 QB1, systematic search

(15760) 1992 QB1 is a classical Kuiper belt object discovered in August of 1992 (it was the first of its class to be discovered). It has a perihelion of 40.9 AU and an aphelion of 46.6 AU). It has an inclination of 2.2º. It has a diameter of about 160 km.

The computer's systematic search of (15760) 1992 QB1 began five years before it was discovered, when new computers allowed enough processing speed and resolution.
The systematic search by the computer, when checking the telescope data, is based on a sequential analysis that is repeated until the new object is discovered.

The main theme of (15760) 1992 QB1 is a systematic search based in a 'sequencial true-false verification', like the PIN search in the movie "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" (1991), or the sequential search at the beginning of the movie "Aladdin" (Disney, 1992). This process is called 'limit cycle attractor' by dynamical systems theory.

In the year 1991 appeared the song "James Brown is Dead" (L.A. Style) with a strong rhythm basis, but also a repeating melody that simulates industrial machinery, like the song "We Need Freedom" (Antico). In the same year also appeared "Choice" (Triliton) and "It's Grim Up North" (The Jam), with the horn of a train as a symbol of forthcoming of repetitive mechanical.