cosmic string

noun

Definition of cosmic string 

: any of a class of hypothetical supermassive astronomical objects that are extremely thin but are millions of light years long and that are postulated to have formed very early in the history of the universe

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Wormholes, black holes, cosmic strings, and circulating light beams have all been suggested as potential solutions for time-traveling to the past. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine," 28 May 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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