Saturday, 26 September 2009

Ouroborus, mythology for (15760) 1992 QB1

The first object to confirm the Kuiper Belt existence was (15760) 1992 QB1. The discoverers of (15760) 1992 QB1 wanted to call it Smiley, like the spy of John Le Carre.

According to dynamical systems theory, classical Kuiper belt objects are limit cycle attractors (40 AU).
Michael Coleman proposed the mythology of Ouroborus for (15760) 1992 QB1, which is a very appropriated idea.

(15760) 1992 QB1 [Ouroborus]