Friday, 23 May 2008

(55637) 2002 UX25, identification link

(55637) 2002 UX25 is a classical Kuiper belt discovered in October of 2002. It has a perihelion of 36.8 AU and an aphelion of 48.9 AU. There are prediscovery images back to December and October of 2001, October of 1996, October of 1993 and October of 1991. It has an inclination of 19.4º.

A moon of (55637) 2002 UX25 was discovered in August of 2005, with a diameter of about 200 km.

(55637) 2002 UX25 is related with the management of data bases and all type of identification links, like in the movies "Bourne Identity" (2002), "K-Pax" (2001), "Treasure Planet" (2002), "The Island" (2005) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).
The objective with (55637) 2002 UX25 is to establish a link between two elements, like a determined person with his name, address, or other personal data, like his horoscope. Also can be between a fixed place with its position in the map or GPS coordinates; or a web page with its IP address. Another example is the precovery process during the identification of the orbit of a new object in the Solar System.

Lumines (PSP, 2005)

Monday, 19 May 2008

(55565) 2002 AW197, the art of the stratagem

(55565) 2002 AW197 is a Kuiper belt object discovered in January of 2002. It has a perihelion of 41.1 AU and an aphelion of 53.5 AU. There are prediscovery images back to March-February of 2001, December and January of 2000 and December of 1997. It has an inclination of 24.3º. It has a diameter of about 700 km.

The "Thirty-Six Stratagems" was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, as well as in civil interaction. (55565) 2002 AW197 uses the art of the stratagem in problem-solving, like the strategic therapy used by Prot with Howie in the movie "K-Pax" (2001), or by Cesar Millan, the dog trainer, in the TV show "The Dog Whisperer" (2004), or the movies "Confidence" (2002) and "Secretary" (2002).

The most outstanding of (55565) 2002 AW197 is its capability for distinguish if an estratagem is giving the expected results, or is worsen the situation. Estratagems are usually very simple, but not intuitive in its effects.

A parodian example of (55565) 2002 AW197 could be the Super Genius Warner Bross "Wile E. Coyote".

"Kung Fu Panda" (2008)