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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.

Three Eberly College of Science faculty members elected as Fellows of the AAAS (31 January 2017)

Mostafá and Dykstra awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (31 January 2017)

Coutu and Mostafá Elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society (26 January 2017)

The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects is a free public lecture on January 28  in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science (25 January 2017)

Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy (24 January 2017)

Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for January 23 and 24 (17 January 2017)

A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers (17 January 2017)

An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk (11 January 2017)

Deepest x-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove (9 January 2017)

Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting (9 January 2017)

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