The mysterious cigar-shaped asteroid Oumuamua has been spinning through space for billions of years because of a violent incident in its past, researchers have discovered. Scientists from Queen's University Belfast have been examining the curious space object ever since it was spotted in our solar system in October.
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Astronomers are getting closer to solving one of the universe's biggest mysteries. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are transient radio pulses that emit more energy in a single millisecond than the sun does all day. As many as 10,000 of them are thought to occur every day but so far astronomers have only spotted dozens and have struggled to pin down their origin.