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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.

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)

New insights into how cellulose is built could indicate how to break it apart for biofuels (26 March 2018)

NASA set to launch Penn State led experiment (26 March 2018)

Matthews receives 2018 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award (21 March 2018)

Study of climate change could lead to understanding future of infectious disease (20 March 2018)

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