Thursday, 5 August 2010

(19255) 1994 VK8, search by keyword

(19255) 1994 VK8 is a classical Kuiper belt object discovered in November of 1994. It has a perihelion of 41.6 AU and an aphelion of 44.5 AU. It has an inclination of 1.5º. It has a diameter of about 175 km.

While (15760) 1992 QB1 proceeds by sequential trial and error in a systematic search, like the PIN search in the movie "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" (1991), (19255) 1994 VK8 makes a global search by key words in the whole database, like the computer search by personal characteristics in the movie "The Fugitive" (1993), or by post code in the movie "K-Pax" (2001).

"The Fugitive" (1993)

"One of the first "full text" crawler-based search engines was WebCrawler, which came out in 1994. Unlike its predecessors, it let users search for any word in any webpage, which has become the standard for all major search engines since. It was also the first one to be widely known by the public." (Wikipedia: web search engine)