Cosmic strings and the large-scale structure of the Universe

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We wish to demonstrate that the recently discovered large-scale structure of the Universe (voids and filaments) can be explained by cosmic strings. We also predict the presence of pointlike structures ("knobs") of masses>107M in the vicinity of larger galaxies. The present analysis is limited to order-of-magnitude estimates. A detailed analysis would necessarily have to go into the full nonlinear theory of the growth of fluctuations in the Universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1655-1657
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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