Tuesday, 31 May 2011

(15807) 1994 GV9, statistical sampling

(15807) 1994 GV9 is a classical Kuiper belt object discovered in April of 1994. It has a perihelion of 41.3 AU and an aphelion of 46.7 AU. It has a diameter of about 145 km. It is the second cubewano to be given an official Minor Planet Centre catalogue number [(15760) 1992 QB1 it is the first].

By the time of the discovery of (15807) 1994 GV9, a few years later of the end of the cold war (1990-1991), the military satellites begin to be used partially for scientific purposes at the planet Earth [MEDEA - Measurements of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis], like studying and registering information of nature and ecosystems.

From a representative statistical sampling of a population, (15807) 1994 GV9 makes analysis and obtains conclusion that can be extrapolated to the global population.

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"Uncovered" (1994)

The main theme of (15807) 1994 GV9 is sampling, like in the movie "The Bone Collector" (1999) and TV Series "CSI. Crime - Scene - Investigation." (2000).  

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"Mulan" (1998)

In the movie "Speed" (1994) there are three examples of symbolic sampling: the golden watch, the logo of the Arizona university, and the one minute video loop.

Theodor Landscheidt has (15807) 1994 GV9 (conjunct Chariklo) in the cusp of the 10th house in the House Horoscope.