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One of the most bizarre proposals for life not as we know it doesn’t even use atoms. It proposes that fundamental kinks and defects in the fabric of the universe – cosmic strings beaded with magnetic monopoles – may evolve into complex structures, and even life, within stars. This idea was just published in Letters High Energy Physics Letters by physicists Luis Anchordoqui and Eugene Chudnovsky, and today on Space Time Journal Club we’re going to see how legit this actually is.
Can Self-Replicating Species Flourish in the Interior of a Star? Paper Link
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Written by Matt O’Dowd
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