Astronomy Reports

, Volume 59, Issue 7, pp 639–644 | Cite as

Search for cosmic strings

  • M. V. Sazhin
  • O. S. Sazhina


We present a review of the current status of cosmic strings in theoretical and observational cosmology. Two independent methods to cosmic strings’ search in the Universe are considered: (a) a search for chains of gravitational lensing images of a special type in optical surveys with the help of tools of high angular resolution; (b) a study of the structure of CMB anisotropy in the data provided byWMAP and Planck missions. We also received new observational constraints on the energy of single cosmic string.


Dark Energy Astronomy Report Cosmic String Topological Defect Cyclic Shift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sternberg State Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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