Dirk Nowitzki was elected MVP of the NBA Finals 2011

The Dallas Mavericks won the NBA title 2011 defeating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the Finals. Dirk Nowitzki was elected MVP of the final series. For Dallas it’s the first title and the revenge for the Finals lost to the Miami Heat in 2006.

WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer

The novel “WWW: Wake” by Robert J. Sawyer was published for the first time in the magazine “Analog” between November 2008 and March 2009 and as a book in 2009. It’s the first volume of the WWW trilogy and it was a finalist at the 2010 Hugo Award in the best novel of the year category.

Ex basketball player Mike Mitchell passed away after a long illness. He played in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs, in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv and in various Italian teams, particularly in Reggio Emilia.

From the left: Venus, Earth, Mars. A comparison of their sizes (image NASA)

Accoring to a research made by an international team of scientists Mars small size might be the result of Jupiter moving towards the Sun while it was forming, which might have absorbed part of the matter present in the orbit of what then coalesced into the red planet.

Marsbound by Joe Haldeman (Italian edition)

The novel “Marsbound” by Joe Haldeman was published for the first time in 2008. Carmen Dula is an eighteen year old girl who emigrates to Mars with her parents and her younger brother facing a long and uncomfortable journey to arrive on the red planet.