View Full Version : Cosmological Textures (Q from the Fun Paper's Thread)

2012-Feb-17, 08:17 PM
Anything on cosmological defects known as textures?

Could they be landed on..are they stable?

2012-Feb-19, 06:13 PM
I scan through every arXiv paper's title, and usually the abstract. I could easily have skipped over a texture paper, since I don't yet take it as having a serious connection to observation or current models. That being said, it feel like about a year since the last time I saw the word "texture" in a paper title.

As to your question about stability and landing on them... no. The idea is that a texture is a non-localized phenomenon. Landing on it is not part of the picture.