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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.

Chad Hanna appointed as the Norman and Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in Physics (29 July 2016)

Record-breaking map of 1.2-million galaxies now ready to reveal secrets of dark energy (14 July 2016)

AstroFest 2016 is Four Evenings of Astronomy Activities and Stargazing During Arts Festival (11 July 2016)

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis (7 July 2016)

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers (27 June 2016)

Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves (24 June 2016)

New gravitational-wave finder scores again (15 June 2016)

Albert elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2 June 2016)

Penn State scientists share in Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (26 May 2016)

Discovered: Why warm galaxies stop birth of new stars (25 May 2016)

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