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Topological Defect

(defect in space that could arise in the early universe)

In Cosmology, a Topological Defect is a discontinuity in space. Some theories expect their formation during Symmetry Breaking that divided earlier, more general forces into the currently known specific forces of nature: Gravity, Electromagnetism, the Strong Force and the Weak Force.

Such defects are classified as follows:

When the Cosmic Microwave Background Cold Spot was identified, one theory was that it was a sign of a texture.


Referenced by:
Cosmic String