Asteroid Ryugu’s weird spinning-top shape finally explained

Scientists may have finally solved the mysterious origins of the diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu: It may be the remnants of a long-dead comet.

The new origin theorytaken from findings from Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission, suggests that the 0.5-mile-wide (0.8 kilometer) asteroid is actually the rocky remains of a dead comet that, after losing its ice, was smooshed together by its own gravity.

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