Photo: Magnetism, Not Just Gravity, Makes Black Holes Suck, Study Says



An artist's representation of GRO J1655-40, a nearby star and black hole locked in mutual orbit in our galaxy.

Popular theory states that black holes suck in light and matter thanks to their strong gravitational fields. But new research suggests a mighty magnetic field helps matter fall into black holes.

Illustration courtesy NASA/CXC/M. Weiss


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