When a pilot plots his course to its destination, the ship computer will automatically avoid any suns in the way. However, a pilot can decide to override the computer decision and set the destination right into the sun or right into a Black Hole. If a ship arrives on a sun or Black Hole, its fate will depend upon its class. Wrecks, satellites, fighters, and freighters on a sun are destroyed, along with whatever they contain. Any ship arriving on a Black Hole will be destroyed.
Capital ships sustain hull damage (30% to 50%), ionic damage (15% to 35%), and shield loss (25% to 60%) and are moved one square to the left, away from the sun (if the sun is at X-coordinates 0, then the ship is moved 1 square to the right). The pilot is killed if he is in control of the ship (piloted mode), else he falls unconscious. All onboard NPCs are killed. All other passengers suffer great injuries and fall unconscious.
Various events are logged and available to the ship cockpit (damage), all passengers in the ship (status of who died) and owner (to learn why he lost a ship).
When plotting your sublight course, your ship computer will automatically avoid suns. However it is up to the pilot to double-check that the course also avoids Black Holes as there are no automatic checks. ”
Curious that the navicomputer fails to avoid black holes...