Thursday, 26 February 2009

(66652) Borasisi, a confidence game is like putting on a play where everyone knows their part, except for the mark

(66652) Borasisi is a binary classical Kuiper Belt object discovered in September of 1999 and named in September of 2007. It has a perihelion of 40.0 AU and an aphelion of 47.4 AU. It has an inclination of 0.6º. It has a diameter of about 165 km + 135 km.

Observations in November of 2001 suggested a companion, that was discovered in April of 2003 and named Pabu in September of 2007.


The name comes from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle (1963): "... wherein Borasisi, the sun, held Pabu, the moon, in his arms, and hoped that Pabu would bear him a fiery child. But poor Pabu gave birth to children that were cold, that did not burn; and Borasisi threw them away in disgust. These were the planets, who circled their terrible father at a safe distance. Then poor Pabu herself was cast away, and she went to live with her favourite child, which was Earth. Earth was Pabu's favourite because it had people on it; and the people looked up at her and loved her and sympathized." 

Bokononism is the fictional religion practiced by many of the characters in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle" (1963): "The foundation of Bokononism is that all religion, including Bokononism and all its texts, is formed entirely of lies; however, if you believe and adhere to these lies, you will at least have peace of mind, and perhaps live a good life." 

Planing a confidence game

"A confidence game... is like putting on a play where everyone knows their part. The Inside Man, the Roper, the Shills... Everyone that is, except for the Mark." ("Confidence", 2002)

"The Beach" (1999)

(66652) Borasisi dynamics can also be activated in an amusement park, like in the movie "House on Haunted Hill" (1999), "The Haunting" (1999), "Scooby Doo" (1969), or "The Truman Show" (1998); and in a coin, like in the movie "Confidence" (2002), "Anger Management" (2003), or "The Cider House Rules" (1999) when the title of professional qualification is presented in front of the comite of the orphanage.

"House on Haunted Hill" (1999)

Monday, 23 February 2009

(225088) 2007 OR10, getting involved

"Try not. Do... or not do. There is no try." (Yoda)

(225088) 2007 OR10 is a 3:10 resonant scattered disc object discovered in July of 2007 and announced in January of 2009 (nicknamed "Snow White"). There are prediscovery images back to September-August of 2002, August of 2001, October of 1991 and August of 1985. It has a perihelion of 33.1 AU and an aphelion of 100.6 AU (scattered disc object with high aphelion and Neptune at the perihelion). It has an inclination of 30.9º. It has a diameter of about 1100 km. It came to perihelion around 1856 (just after Neptune's discovery).

In the Walt Disney movie (1937), Snow White, lost in the forest, finds friendly animals and soon they get involved with her in cleaning the house of the seven dwarfs. Later, the seven dwarfs also get strongly involved with her.

The main theme of (225088) 2007 OR10 is to get involved in an important issue of another persons, like Constance Griffiths, attorney for Charlie Creews in the TV series "Life" (2007). (225088) 2007 OR10 also demands speed action infront of unusual situations, like in the movies "Back to the Future" (1985), "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" (1991), "Déjà Vu" (2006), "Blood Diamond" (2006), "Rails & Ties" (2007) and "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006).

Taking Olive to the beauty contest
"Little Miss Sunshine" (2006)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

(136108) Haumea, emotional awareness geared toward processes of collective interaction

(136108) Haumea is a scattered disc object discovered in March of 2003. There are prediscovery images back to May-April of 2002, February of 1999, April of 1998, May of 1996, February of 1995, March of 1994, April of 1991, January of 1991 and March of 1955. It reached the perihelion in December of 1848. It was oficially named in September of 2008.

The orbit is between Neptune-Kuiper belt and the beginning of the scattered disc. It has a perihelion of 35.10 AU and an aphelion of 51.51 AU. The semimajor axis is at 43.30 AU. It has an orbital period of 285 years. It has an inclination of  28.1º. It has a diameter of about 1450 km.

In November of 2005, two moon of (136108) Haumea were announced: Hi’iaka, with a diameter of about 320 km, discovered in January of 2005; and Namaka, with a diameter of about 160 km, discovered in June of 2005. In the year 1999, there was an occultation between Haumea and one of its moons (similar to that of Pluto and Charon in the '80s).

Orbital resonance:
11:19 with Neptune (99.8%)

(136108) Haumea is the central object in a cloud of Kuiper belt objects that are the pieces of it after a big collision (1995 SM55, 1996 TO66, 2002 TX300, 2003 OP32, 2005 RR43...). This astronomical quality gived her mythological name.

Due to the impact that suffered (136108) Haumea during the collision, its rotating period is only 3.9 hours. The rotation is so fast, that its spherical shape ended up being distorted in an ellipsoid of dimensions 1960 km × 1518 km × 996 km.

Hawaiian mythology

Haumea was the goddess of childbirth and fertility. She took many different forms and has experienced many different rebirths. Haumea was the mother of many other deities in Hawaiian mythology who are pieces pulled off of her body.

The "fertility" concept, when applied to (136108) Haumea, means that some paths are easier to walk that others. It depends on how the collective or group forces are acting, mythologically represented by the deities that are part of herself.

In the movie "The Beach" (1999), the community keeps the secret of the place, to avoid massive tourist to came.

The people in our life, environment, society or world around, (1) do not know where we are and what are we doing or can be indifferent to us, in both cases they leave us to move with out interferences; (2) can be against us, making our moves full of obstacles; or (3) can be in the same direction and with the same motives as us, making easier the way.

"In 1993, the then minister of sciences William Waldegrave offer a bottle of champain to anyone who can explain the Higgs Bosson in simple terms. David Miler of University College London came up with one of the wining explanations. It went something like this: "This students from the university of Liverpool, they represent each particles, that represent every corner of the universe. [1] If a popular lecturer walks through the students, they crowd around so as they profound and intelligent questions, this has the effect of slowing him down, he has a quite mass. [2] If a lecturer with exams results walks through, she is going to be absolutely surrounding by students, as they claim for the results, poor path through be very slow, she has a lot of mass. [3] But if an unpopular lecturer were to walk to the crowd, they were ignore her, she will be a mass less particle, like a photon, that can travel unimpeded through the universe at the speed of light. In other words, a fundamental particle gets its mass by interacting with Higgs particles, and massed objects have the strongest interactions."  


In the video games "Metal Gear Solid" (PSX, 1998), "Metal Gear Solid 2: Soons of Liberty" (PS2, 2002) and "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" (PS2, 2004), Snake, controlled by the player, must move undetected through a hostile, enemy-filled environment. Although Snake acquires various weapons, the emphasis is on using stealth to avoid confrontations, since if a guard discovers Snake, will raise the alarm and the rest of guards will turn up, making impossible to pass through.   

The emotional awareness of (136108) Haumea is geared toward processes of collective interaction, whose elements may be scattered or aligned in a certain direction, but always connected to each other (11:19 resonance with Neptune). At the end of the movie "The Recruit" (2003) there is a amazing twist of this collective forces.

(136108) Haumea has a deep comprehension of which and where are the collective forces, and knows how has to proceed in every situation.

"Assassin's Creed" (PS3, 2007) 

Living according to the spiritual laws is the only way of having peace with others and that is the necessary condition to get the inside peace of oneself.