Sunday, 29 May 2011

(120348) 2004 TY364, detecting small changes

(120348) 2004 TY364 is a Kuiper belt object discovered in October of 2004. It has a perihelion of 36.2 AU and an aphelion of 41.3 AU. It has a diameter of about 550 km. There is a prediscovery image back to July of 1983.

A symbolic image of (120348) 2004 TY364 are the obvious small changes of a flower when we make a daily serial static photographs.

(120348) 2004 TY364 works like a rotation radar detector that is periodically supervising the same area and detects small changes, like a medical investigation or psychological evaluation, were the subjects are periodically checkup, like the family photography in the movie "Back to the Future" (1985) or the main character of the movie "Zelig" (1983). An other example are the small psychological changes of Luck at the end of the movie "Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi" (1983), when he is approaching to the dark side.

Other related movies are "50 First Dates" (2004) and "The Day of Tomorrow" (2004).