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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space

Gravitational waves produced by the birth of a massive black hole, a record-breaking billions of light-years from Earth, have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The waves were generated when two smaller black holes collided and then merged to form a larger black hole with a mass about fifty times larger than our sun's.

Read more about the new gravity waves discovery here.

$4.92M gift to Penn State for new industrial biotechnology center (19 September 2017)

Bryant receives D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award from the American Society for Microbiology (14 September 2017)

Chen receives Humboldt Award (7 September 2017)

NASA selects Arcus for Phase A studies (31 August 2017)

Zhu receives NSF Convergence grant (28 August 2017)

New Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis Now Underway (25 August 2017)

Out through the window: Crystal structure reveals details of nonstandard RNA transcription (21 August 2017)

Graduate student Ericka Reed awarded Gilliam Fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (16 August 2017)

Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system (14 August 2017)

Labeed Almani to Represent Penn State’s Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2017 (9 August 2017)

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