Tuesday, 12 May 2009

2008 KV42 [Drac], self-sufficiency

2008 KV42, nicknamed 'Drac' (short for Dracula), is a scattered disc object with high orbital inclination, discovered in May of 2008. It has a perihelion of 20.3 AU and an aphelion of 70.6 AU (scattered disc object with low aphelion and Uranus at the perihelion). It has a diameter of about 60 km.

Secret Tarot - 8 coups
It is orbiting the Sun in retrograde (backwards) and almost perpendicular to the ecliptic: inclinaton of 103.5º (180º-103.5º=76.5º).

Its nickname is very appropriated, because 2008 KV42 has inner strength to act alone, without any help from others, like Altair in the PS3 video game "Assassin's Creed" (2007). Jason Bourne or Indiana Jones are also related to 2008 KV42, because in many situation they can not trust anybody. Another example is at the end of the movie "Awake" (2007):

- Clay...
- I'm gonna stay here with you. There's no one left for me out there anyway.
- You don't need anyone else. You do it yourself, Clay. You're strong.

2008 KV42's love in the movie "Twilight" (2008)