European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting Alpha Centauri B, the nearest star system. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.
The Marco Polo-R International Symposium titled Astrobiological and cosmochemical implications of Marco Polo-R sampling of a primitive asteroid will be held at Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on 16-17 January 2013.
the Slackware Linux Project announced the latest stable release of the longest running distribution of the Linux operating system, Slackware version 14.0! Slack14 feature many improvements and the contemporary release of the Slackware 14.0 for ARM.
The conference The Time Machine Factory will be held in Torino (Italy), from October 14 to 19, 2012.
The conference aims to provide the opportunity for debating the views of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics on time travel.