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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.

Space observatory controlled by Penn State captures its 1,000th gamma-ray burst (11 November 2015)

Ultrasensitive Sensors Made from Boron-Doped Graphene (11 November 2015)

World's 3rd largest optical telescope gets $25 million upgrade (5 November 2015)

Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for November 30 (4 November 2015)

Response to environmental change depends on individual variation in partnership between corals and algae (26 October 2015)

Black hole caught in the act of ripping apart a star (22 October 2015)

Five Alumni Honored with Penn State’s Outstanding Science Alumni Award (21 October 2015)

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