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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.

Mysterious cosmic explosion surprises astronomers studying the distant x-ray universe (30 March 2017)

Speeding Star Gives New Clues to Breakup of Multi-Star System (29 March 2017)

Moriah Szpara awarded Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award (28 March 2017)

Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award (24 March 2017)

“CosmoQuest: You can help discover our universe" is the Friedman Lecture on March 28, 2017 (23 March 2017)

2016/2017 Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences scheduled for March 21, 22, and 23 (15 March 2017)

Discovery rewriting the evolutionary history of the nervous system (8 March 2017)

Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates (6 March 2017)

Gates Foundation grant boosts malaria research program: Supplemental $4.7 million will aid drug development to accelerate malaria eradication (3 March 2017)

$2.35 million grant enables better prediction of infectious disease outbreaks (2 March 2017)

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