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am_Unition  ·  331 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Informational article about that extra-solar asteroid.

If their presumptions about the long, cigar-like shape are correct, I think the most probable explanation is that it's a piece of ejecta from an extra-solar asteroid or planet that was broken up, either by collision or ripped apart by tidal forces. Gravity prefers spherical symmetry, so this was probably a piece of a larger, spherical mass. Cool af.