Saturday, 24 May 2014

(385571) Otrera, imagining possible futures

(385571) Otrera is a Neptune trojan discovered in October of 2004. It will reach the perihelion in May of 2021.
It has the same orbital period as Neptune, 165 years, and it is orbiting at the L4 Lagrangian point, about 60 degrees ahead of Neptune. The orbit forms an orbital piercing toward Uranus and another toward the Kuiper belt. It has a perihelion of 29.31 AU and an aphelion of 30.86 AU. The semimajor axis is at 30.09 AU. It has an orbital period of 165 years. It has an inclination of 1.4º. It has a diameter of about 100 km.

It is the first Neptune trojan to be oficially named.

Orbital resonance:
3:2 with Pluto (99.9%)
1:1 with Neptune (99.8%)
15:8 with Makemake (99.9%)
10:3 with 2007 OR10 (99.8%)
5:3 with 2004 GV9 (99.8%)
19:11 with Haumea (99.8%)
18:11 with 2002 MS4 (99.8%)
2:1 with 2002 AW197 (99.0%)


Greek mythology

Otrera was the first Amazonian queen and founder of the Amazonian nation. She was mother of four daughters: Hippolyte, Melanipa, Antiope and Penthesilea.

The ninth labor of Heracles was to obtain the Girdle of Hippolyte (sister of Antiope), which his father (Ares, the god of war) had given to her. Heracles kidnapped Antiope and demanded the Girdle of Hippolyte as exchange.

(385571) Otrera is related with the ability to imagine possible futures, like in the practice of tarot, I Ching or astrology.

Unlike the sequential progression of chess players, (385571) Otrera jumps directly into a future position, visualizing it in depth with all kinds of details, just like premonitory dreams or the visions of the future in the video game "Prince of Persia - Sands of Time" (PS2, 2003), or the progressions towards future lives under hypnosis described in the book "Same Soul, Many Bodies" (Brian Weiss, 2004).