Sunday, 28 May 2017

(471325) 2011 KT19, a very surprising alternative solution

(471325) 2011 KT19 is a damocloid object discovered in May of 2011. It reached the perihelion in March of 1999.

The orbit is between the zone of orbital piercing from Uranus to Neptune, and the lower edge of the Kuiper cliff. It has a perihelion of 23.78 AU and an aphelion of 47.42 AU. The semimajor axis is at 35.60 AU. It has an orbital period of 212 years. It has an inclination of 110.1º
(=180º-69.9º; retrograde movement).

(471325) 2011 KT19 was lost shortly after its discovery, until its rediscovery in March of 2015. In August of 2016 it was nicknamed 'Niku' (a Chinese adjective meaning 'rebellious').

Orbital resonance:
7:9 with Neptune (99.9%)
7:6 with Pluto (99.8%)
17:13 with 2002 UX25 (99.9%)
21:8 with Eris (99.9%)
16:11 with Chaos (99.9%)
19:13 with Makemake (99.8%)
17:11 with 2002 AW197 (99.8%)
4:3 with Varuna (99.8%)

Between a rock and a hard place

(471325) 2011 KT19 is related with the exit phase of closed situations (lower limit of the Kuiper cliff), in which there are many scattered elements and their identity is not clear or there is confusion about the connections between them (orbital piercing from Uranus towards Neptune).

"The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011)

(471325) 2011 KT19 has the ability to solve difficult situations, in which it seems that there is no exit in one way or another, through a very surprising alternative solution (high orbital inclination), like in the movie "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011); or, can find a very original explanation for a situation in which none of the common-sense hypotheses is valid, like in the movie "Unknown" (2011).