I had some trouble with the math too, as well as the theory behind the cosmic string's continued existence. For me, this was kind of like Price's statement that he'd observed a magnetic monopole. Finding a cosmic string seems pretty unlikely. Still, all that we can do is keep building more and better equipment, and do more observing while we wait for another such opportunity. Next time someone will be on the lookout, and get some time with the best tools out there. At the very least there is something odd out there in that general direction offering a new opportunity to test some theory or another.
Originally posted by John L
@Jun 22 2004, 03:38 PM
are we sure that they covered all other possible explanations?
Forming opinions as we speak