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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.

Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss presents "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves" on April 18, 2018 (Event Date: 18 April 2018) (117 HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State University Park, from 18 April 2018 04:00 PM to 18 April 2018 05:00 PM)

Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss presents “Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves” on April 18, 2018 (12 April 2018)

Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained (6 April 2018)

Read recognized with 2018 President’s Award for Academic Integration (5 April 2018)

Bernhard Lüscher awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (5 April 2018)

Wendy Hanna-Rose receives Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching (4 April 2018)

Slavkovic honored with 2018 Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award (4 April 2018)

NASA scientist to present Friedman Lecture in Astronomy on April 10, 2018 (2 April 2018)

Penn State–developed plant-disease app recognized by Google (2 April 2018)

Penn State to participate in consortium to demonstrate remote monitoring of nuclear reactors (27 March 2018)

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