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Discovery of cigar-shaped asteroid from outer space could help unveil secrets of extrasolar worlds

Discovery of cigar-shaped asteroid from outer space could help unveil secrets of extrasolar worlds

It came from outer space … and went back there two weeks later, having astonished and excited astronomers and planetary scientists. A cigar-shaped object, less than half a kilometre long and barely bright enough to be detected by the world’s most powerful telescopes, payed us a flying visit in October this year – reminding us that the heavens still hold plenty of surprises.