cosmic string


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cosmic string

n.
Any of numerous very long and thin alterations or topological defects in spacetime hypothesized to have resulted from the Big Bang and to have made possible the conglomeration of mass into large-scale structures such as galaxy clusters and the inhomogeneous distribution of matter in the universe.

cosmic string

n
(General Physics) a one-dimensional defect in space-time postulated in certain theories of cosmology to exist in the universe as a consequence of the big bang. See also string11
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Noun1.cosmic string - (cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
cosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology - the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
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The dark, cool region is dotted with stellar factories, like pearls on a cosmic string.
In over 50 papers contributors memorialize Gamov and his theories and address the phenomenology of brane-world cosmological models, black holes, gravitational wave experiments, supernova explosions, axisymmetric stationary flows in compact objects, the higher co-dimension brane-world, ghost stellar fields as a dark energy, the rotating universe, quantum scattering on a cosmic string, line-driven winds near compact objects, weak magnetism effects, the trans-sonic propeller stage, high-energy neutrinos from a collapsing supermassive star, star complexes and starburst clumps in spiral galaxies, a model of nonthermal radiation of a shell-type supernova remnant, space mission Rosetta, and the detection and properties of a near-earth flux of dark electric matter objects.
Sky To Sea comes here on a hat-trick, while Cosmic String won his last start over hurdles.
Cosmic String a recent winner for and should go close, but Meade's runner gets the nod.
A reproduction of either effort might be enough for Count Kearney against obvious threat Cosmic String in today's opener.
The definition at cosmic string refers to "millions of light-years".
Dermot Weld and promising amateur jockey Robbie McNamara improved their already impressive strike-rate together as Cosmic String landed the maiden hurdle.
claimer Niki O'Shea, the son of Daylami, bought for pounds 52,000 out of Brian Meehan's yard at the Newmarket Sales, outpointed the fast-finishing Cosmic String.
Wayne Lordan is one short of his 40th winner after winning the mile-and-a-half maiden on the Joanna Morgan-trained Scent, while Dermot Weld, speaking from the US, described Cosmic String as a "latematuring horse" after the 14-1 shot won the mile-anda-half handicap going away by six lengths under Shane Gorey.
For example, Gott had noted the possibility that a finite, rapidly shrinking cosmic string in the form of a greatly stretched-out loop could also provide a setting for time travel.
The scientists hope such Pulsar Timing Arrays can detect gravitational waves caused by the motions of supermassive pairs of black holes in the early Universe, cosmic strings, and possibly from other exotic events in the first few seconds after the Big Bang.