NASA telescope discovers bubbles in Milky Way

4 Nov 2010

NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – has announced it will hold a media teleconference next week (Tuesday, 9 November), to discuss a new discovery.

According to the US space agency NASA, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope – a space observatory being used to perform gamma-ray astronomy observations from low Earth orbit – has discovered an enormous series of gamma ray bubbles that exist in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light and the soon-to-be published findings will shed more light on their discovery.

Robonaut 2

NASA has also announced that the first humanoid robot will be sent into space.

The Robonaut 2 will be sent on a one-way trip to the International Space Station later this week onboard the last flight of space shuttle Discovery. The space agency hopes that one day, Robonaut – or R2 – will assist astronauts in orbit.

NASA recently announced that it was auctioning off five computer coding software patents and expected to fetch around €180,000.