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Gargantuan black hole found at the heart of dwarf galaxy

Many previously hidden black holes may lie in compact star systems

Rosetta reveals its target landing site

Mission will aim for comet's head this November

Divergent quasars fall in line

Diverse properties of cosmic behemoths based on only two parameters

Big Bang ruled out as origin of lithium-6

Observed over-abundance of key isotope could point to new physics

Pleiades distance debate resolved, say radio astronomers

New study contradicts controversial Hipparcos analysis

Neutrinos spotted from Sun's main nuclear reaction

"Direct confirmation" supports the standard solar model

NASA's Stardust mission snares first dust from beyond the solar system

Analysis begins on seven particles that could be of interstellar origin

Nearby galaxy harbours rarest type of black hole

M82's black hole is 400 times the Sun's mass

Runaway couples create lonely supernovae

Calcium-rich explosions involve ejected binary stars

Rosetta rendezvous with comet at long last

Mission plans on landing module on comet surface in November

Magnetic erosion could explain heavyweight Mercury's density

New work could help solve 50-year-old puzzle

New correction to speed of light could explain SN1987 neutrino burst

Gravitational effect on virtual particles violates equivalence principle

Scattered neutrons could mimic DAMA-LIBRA's 'dark matter' modulation

New model proposes muons and neutrinos produce neutron signal

Dark-matter searches get US government approval

Three experiments will close the net on dark matter

Carbon nucleus seen spinning in triangular state

Discovery could help solve mystery of nucleosynthesis