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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 Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award (20 October 2016)

Penn State's Eberly College of Science Launches Corporate Associates Program with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (19 October 2016)

The Russell E. Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology set for October 24 and 25 (17 October 2016)

Sensory response to environmental stimuli modulated by form of vitamin B3 in worms (12 October 2016)

New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification (7 October 2016)

Using satellite images to better target vaccination (7 October 2016)

RNA, gravitational waves focus of two new grants (23 September 2016)

Closing in on high-temperature superconductivity (16 September 2016)

Swift telescope detects slowest-spinning neutron star (14 September 2016)

NSF grant to promote more diversity, inclusion in STEM fields (12 September 2016)

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