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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.

2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, Lecture #3 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn the latest research on February 3 (Event Date: 03 February 2018) (100 Thomas Building, from 03 February 2018 11:00 AM to 03 February 2018 12:30 PM)

2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, Lecture #2 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? (Event Date: 27 January 2018) (100 Thomas Building, from 27 January 2018 11:00 AM to 27 January 2018 12:30 PM)

2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science -- Is There Life on Other Planets? (Event Date: 20 January 2018) (100 Thomas Building, from 20 January 2018 11:00 AM to 20 January 2018 12:30 PM)

New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components (22 January 2018)

Three types of extreme-energy space particles may have unified origin (22 January 2018)

Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasite (11 January 2018)

Have RNA, will travel: Malaria parasite packs genetic material in preparation for trip from mosquitoes to humans (10 January 2018)

How massive is supermassive? Astronomers measure more black holes, farther away (10 January 2018)

New research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication (8 January 2018)

Aleksandra Slavkovic named associate dean for graduate education in the Eberly College of Science (3 January 2018)

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