Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy. Black holes are famous for their muscle: an intense gravitational pull known to gobble up entire stars and launch streams of matter into space at almost the speed of light. It turns out the reality may not live up to the hype. Source 3j.
Supermassive black holes control star formation in large galaxies. Young galaxies blaze with bright new stars forming at a rapid rate, but star formation eventually shuts down as a galaxy evolves. A new study shows that the mass of the black hole in the center of the galaxy determines how soon this 'quenching' of star formation occurs. Source 9w.
Odd behavior of star reveals lonely black hole hiding in giant star cluster. Astronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely. It appears to be orbiting an invisible black hole with about four times the mass of the sun -- the first such inactive stellar-mass black hole found in a globular cluster and the first found by directly detecting its gravitational pull. Source 2y.
Matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light. Astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located in the center of the billion-light year distant galaxy PG211+143. The team used data from the European Space Agency's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton to observe the black hole. Source 1w.
I don't think we'll ever know what is on the other side of a black hole. There are many theories: teleportation device, gate to other dimension, or just an entity that devours the universe. For now we don't have the tools or the knowledge to decipher this enigma.
Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time. After combining several imaging sources, including hard X-rays and radiowaves, a team now speculates that the telescopes captured the exact moment a star collapsed to form a compact object, such as a black hole or neutron star. The stellar debris, approaching and swirling around the object's event horizon, caused The Cow's remarkably bright glow. Source 9r.