Wednesday, 26 September 2007

(58534) Logos, the rational discourse, the mystery of life

(58534) Logos is a Kuiper belt object discovered in February of 1997 and named in June of 2006. It has a perihelion of 39.9 AU and an aphelion of 50.8 AU.

 In Autumn of 2001 it was discovered that (58534) Logos had a binary companion (named Zoe). It is a system of nearly equal-sized bodies, with diameters of about 80 km and 66 km. 

The perihelion is at 19º27' Cancer (between the sesquiquintile aspect 108º = quintile [0º Libra] and the golden aspect 111º15' =  68º45' [0º libra]). It has an inclination of 2.9º, with the ascending node at 12º31' Leo (golden aspect, 132.5º, =137º30' [0º Capricorn]; 1' orb), whose argument of perihelion is equivalent to 6º56' Piscis (semioctile aspect, 22º30'; 34' orb).

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)

'Logos' is the Greek word for 'word' or 'reason' and 'zoe' is the Greek word for 'life'. The sophists used the term 'logos' to mean discourse, and Aristotle applied the term to rational discourse.

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"The Peacemaker" (1997)

In the movie "Rear Window" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954), a photographer is recuperating from a broken leg. He passes the time by spying on his neighbours through his apartment's rear window and comments the social aspects of what he sees with his girlfriend and a home care nurse that came every day to his house. This movie had a remake in 1998, a few moths after the discovery of
Logos ("Disturbia" is a most recent remake). 

By the time of the discovery of Zoe, appeared the movie "K-Pax" (2001), in which there is a man that claims to come from a planet called K-Pax. His psychiatrist and a group of astronomer discourse about this incredible man. 

Just after (58534) Logos was named (June 2006), astronomer concluded the debate about "planet" definition.

(83982) Crantor, thud

(83982) Crantor is a centaur in a 1:1 mean motion resonance with Uranus discovered in April of 2002. There are prediscovery images back to January of 2002 and April-March of 2001. The orbit is between Saturn-Uranus and Uranus-Neptune. It has a perihelion of 14.1 AU and an aphelion of 25.0 AU. It has an inclination of 12.8º. It has a diameter of about 70 km. It was first suggested as a possible co-orbital of Uranus in the year 2006.

The perihelion is at 29º50' Libra (quincunx, 10' orb). The ascending node is at 27º24' Cancer (trine, 2º36' orb), whose argument of perihelion is equivalent to 2º26' Cancer (square, 2º26' orb).

Sotz (the bat) in Mayan mythology


Greek mythology

Crantor was a Lapith who was killed by the centaur Demoleon in the battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. Demoleon fatally wounded Crantor after he tore off Crantor's chest and left shoulder with a tree trunk that Demoleon had thrown at Theseus, who ducked out of the way.


Dealing with a sudden end

(83982) Crantor is always involved in situations were a sudden death or end can become in any moment for reasons beyond our control, like in the movies "Crimson Tide" (1995) or "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). (83982) Crantor, also has to deal with that unexpected sudden end or death, like in the movies "Minority Report" (2002), "K-Pax" (2002), "The Wedding Planner" (2001), "Japanese Story" (2003), "Apollo 13" (1995) or in the book "A Wizard of Earthsea" (Le Guin, 1968).

Ursula K. Le Guin, author of the book "A Wizard of Earthsea" (1968), has an energy square formed by the opposition of Nessus in Aries and 2003 OP32 in Libra in the Crossing Axis of the Age Progressions (Basis Horoscope / Moon-Node Horoscope) and the opposition of Crantor in Capricorn and Pluto in Cancer.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

(55576) Amycus, the anomaly

(55576) Amycus is a centaur with 3:4 resonance with Uranus discovered in April of 2002. The orbit is between Saturn-Uranus and Neptune-Kuiper belt. It has a perihelion of 15.2 AU and an aphelion of 35.1 AU. The orbit is near 3:4 resonance with Uranus. It has a diameter of about 75 km. It has an inclination of 13.4º. It came to perihelion in February of 2003. There are prediscovery images back to February and January of 2002, March of 2001, April of 2000, March of 1997, March of 1995 and November of 1987.

In Greek mythology, Amycus was the first centaur to engage in battle with the Lapiths after Eurytus was killed for raping Peirithous' bride Hippodamia. He began the battle by smashing the face of the Celadon with a candelabrum stripped from the inmost wedding shrine. Pelates of Pella killed Amycus by stabbing him with a table leg from a maple tree.

(55576) Amycus always finds the anomaly that has been latent in a system (that had worked well since that time), like in the movies "The Bourne Identity" (2002), "Minority Report" (2002), "Matrix Reloaded" (2003), "Trapped" (2002), "The Life of David Gale" (2002), or "Crimson Tide" (1995).