Collapsing strings aid galaxy formation

Gribbin, John
October 1991
New Scientist;10/26/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1792, p22
Looks at the explanation of scientist C. Barrabes on the reason for the disappearance of cosmic strings. Invocation of cosmic strings by theorists to explain where galaxies come from; Definition of cosmic string as a topological defect in space-time; Ability to form vibrating loops under very great tension; Barrabes' calculation of how such shrinking loop of string should behave.


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