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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.

Mystery solved: Super-energetic space particles crash to Earth from far, far away (21 September 2017)

Simpson and Priestley Lectures set for October 2 and 3, 2017 (21 September 2017)

Pollard Lecture Set for September 28 (20 September 2017)

$4.92M gift to Penn State for new industrial biotechnology center (19 September 2017)

Bryant receives D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award from the American Society for Microbiology (14 September 2017)

First year, first applicant: early admission success (14 September 2017)

Chen receives Humboldt Award (7 September 2017)

NASA selects Arcus for Phase A studies (31 August 2017)

Zhu receives NSF Convergence grant (28 August 2017)

New Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis Now Underway (25 August 2017)

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