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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.

Sellers recognized by Schreyer Honors College for outstanding achievement and service (12 October 2017)

Terrones Elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society (12 October 2017)

Eberly College of Science hosts four new NSF graduate researchers (5 October 2017)

You can see that from here: New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds to rival those from space (5 October 2017)

Buchanan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (4 October 2017)

Hudson awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (4 October 2017)

Penn State LIGO scientists celebrate 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics (3 October 2017)

New statistical method for evaluating reproducibility in studies of genome organization (3 October 2017)

Five Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award (2 October 2017)

IceCube researcher, Philipp Eller, wins poster prize (29 September 2017)

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