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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.

"What makes a planet habitable?" is a free public lecture on February 17 (12 February 2018)

Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #5 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn how scientists are trying to begin solving the mystery of how often critical factors combine on other planets to create liveable conditions (Event Date: 17 February 2018) (100 Thomas Building, from 17 February 2018 11:00 AM to 17 February 2018 12:30 PM)

"The Birth of Habitable Planets" is a free public lecture on February 10 (5 February 2018)

Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #4 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn the latest research about the birth of habitable planets (Event Date: 10 February 2018) (100 Thomas Building, from 10 February 2018 11:00 AM to 10 February 2018 12:30 PM)

Keiler elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (30 January 2018)

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)

Is there life on other planets? Learn the latest research on February 3: "Choose Your Own Adventure: Planet Edition" (29 January 2018)

Forensic scientists have a blast in Happy Valley (25 January 2018)

"New Tools for Finding the Closest Earth-Like Planets" -- a free public lecture on January 27, 2018 (24 January 2018)

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)

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