Tuesday, 11 June 2013

(160256) 2002 PD149, GPS navigation

(160256) 2002 PD149 is a classical Kuiper belt object discovered in August of 2002. There is a prediscovery image back to the year 2000. It has a perihelion of 40.3 AU and an aphelion of 45.7 AU. It has a Diameter of about 210 km + 180 km.

A moon was discovered in May of 2007 and reported in August of 2007.

(160256) 2002 PD149 is related with planing the route for different passing through points in the map, like the puzzle solving and the time trial in the video game "Tomb Raider Anniversary" (PS2, 2007). This video game appeared in the year 2007 as a combination of the discovery of the moon of (160256) 2002 PD149 and the moon of (88611) Teharonhiawako.

In the video game "Tomb Raider Anniversary" (2007), if solving the puzzle and find all the artefacts of a level takes between two and five hours, in the time trial it has to be finished in only fifteen minutes or less, which is a great challenge. That can only be done by leaving off the artefacts (extra tasks), and overcoast, by finding the best route before start playing.

"Tomb Raider Anniversary" (2007)

Routes for hiking

In the year 2000, during the prediscovery of (160256) 2002 PD149, United States made a more accurate GPS signal available for civilian use, wich give rise to popularization of GPS navigation.

The discovery of the moon of (160256) 2002 PD149, clashed with a great support by the local councils, in signalling infrastructure for hiking routes.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

(445473) 2010 VZ98, zoology and ethology

(445473) 2010 VZ98 is a scattered disc object discovered in November of 2010. It has a perihelion of 34.3 AU and an aphelion of 283.9 AU (scattered disc object with very high aphelion). It has a diameter of about 440 km.

Orbital resonance:
5:17 with Eris (99.9%)
1:7 with 2002 MS4 (99.8%)
1:7 with Salacia (99.6%)
9:1 with the hypotetical 'Planet 9' (99.2%)

(445473) 2010 VZ98 is related with zoology and ethology. It is interested in classifying and understanding the unusual interaction behaviors that characterize entire groups of individuals or species of the animal kingdom (5:17 resonance with Eris), like in the movies "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) and "Avatar" (2010).

"How To Train Your Dragon" (2010)

(445473) 2010 VZ98 clashes with times of transition between epochs, when a cycle ends and a new direction is taken, more suitable for present times (9:1 resonance with the hypothetical 'Planet 9'), like in the movie "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010).

"How To Train Your Dragon" (2010)