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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.

AstroFest 2017 is Four Evenings of Astronomy Activities and Stargazing During Arts Festival (10 July 2017)

Malaria parasites sense and adapt to their host’s nutritional status (5 July 2017)

Flexible flagella fight flow: Bacteria change a liquid’s properties and escape entrapment (27 June 2017)

Genes, Ozone, and Autism: Increased risk for autism when genetic variation and air pollution meet (22 June 2017)

Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency: Penn State to host summer workshops at four campuses across the Commonwealth (20 June 2017)

Potential new target for antimalarial drugs identified (14 June 2017)

New way to weigh a white dwarf: Use Hubble Space Telescope (9 June 2017)

Three Eberly College of Science alumni earn Fulbright awards for 2017-18 (8 June 2017)

Sellers elected secretary of the Mathematical Association of America (7 June 2017)

Research expedition continues monitoring impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep sea corals (7 June 2017)

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