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    So I was watching a three part documentary on string theory, and on the second part they said something about the string being the gravitron particle? Did I hear them right can someone please explain?


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    One of the vibrational configurations of strings is a massless, spin-2 particle. That matches the hypothetical (until now) graviton.


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    Ok that makes sense now, thank you
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    "One of the vibrational configurations of strings is a massless, spin-2 particle. That matches the hypothetical (until now) graviton."

    any massless spinn-2 particle wouldn't just 'match' the graviton - it would be a graviton
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