Like something out of Star Trek, or Star Trek fanfiction, this is one of those stranger than fiction moments. In fact, I think I’ve read this ST fanfiction.
So, there’s cosmic threads cutting through the heart of our galaxy. A whole lot of other galaxies too. The fun part is no one knows what the hell they are. Galactic heartstrings? Road to Hell? Connections to a parallel dimension? No clue. Scientists think it might be from the black hole blowing out radiation, maybe.
Honestly though, I think that’s the fun part. That point in time when we find a new thing and have no idea what it is or what it does. We can literally use it for anything. In that fanfiction I mentioned? It’s a cosmic filament that destroyed any ship caught in it. And I’m pretty sure that story was written before we knew these strings existed.
Without a whole lot of information, this will be a shorter than usual post, and these things are pretty short to begin with! All anyone knows for sure is that they exist and they’re spread out from the centers of galaxies. Have fun with it! I fully expect a space opera with these things in it somewhere.
Science in the pursuit of fiction.