Wednesday, 3 April 2013

2013 BL76, adapt to exceptional circumstances

2013 BL76 is an inner Oort cloud object with Kozai resonance (inclination of 99º) discovered in January of 2013. It has a perihelion of 8.4 AU and an aphelion of 2380 AU (inner Oort cloud object with Saturn at the perihelion). There is a prediscovery image back to October of 2012.


Unlike 2010 NV1, that is also an inner Oort cloud object with Saturn at the perihelion, 2013 BL76 has a very strong Kozai resonance (inclination of 99º), which relates it to very exceptional circumstances. In the case of 2013 BL76, the survival instinct and physical protection of Saturn is applied to this unusual situations.

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Trailer of "Tomb Raider" (PS3, 2013): The turning point

The video game "Tomb Raider" (PS3, 2013) was going to be released during the prediscovery of 2003 BL76 in fall 2012 [at the same time that the movie "Life of Pi" (2012)], but was delayed and finally did in March of 2013, during the discovery of 2013 BL76.