Great Rift


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Great Rift

A chainlike complex of large dark nebulae that more or less obscures the light from a narrow but extensive band of the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Sagittarius.

Great Rift

[′grāt ′rift]
(astronomy)
An apparent break in the Milky Way between Cygnus and Sagittarius caused by a series of large, dark overlapping clouds about 100 parsecs (2×1015 miles or 3×1015 kilometers) distant in the equatorial plane of the Galaxy.
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At a little distance stood a wooden church, black with age, and in a dismal state of ruin and decay, with broken windows, a great rift through the main body of the edifice, and a rafter dangling from the top of the square tower.
Now we had come to a spot where there is a great rift of black rock, and the name of that rift is U'Donga-lu-ka- Tatiyana.
Travel to the Swiss Alps, Korea, Navajo, an abandoned factory in Missouri, the Holy Land, the Great Rift Valley, the schools of Cuba, the ocean waves, and the human subconscious and find colorful stories for the encouragement, inspiration, and courage needed by all educators and parents.
Located on the banks of Lake Awassa, in the Great Rift Valley and stretching beyond Amora Gedel National Park, the property will feature 169 guest rooms and villas, with an outdoor swimming pool and spa complex acting as its centerpiece.
Wind resources are strongest in the north, east, and southern regions, and geothermal energy is strong in the Great Rift Valley.
Segera lies at the very heart of the Laikipia Plateau, which is nestled between the glorious Mount Kenya to the east and the Great Rift Valley to the west.
Seismic activity is normal in the Jordan Rift Valley area, which extends from northern Jordan down to the Dead Sea and is part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from the Taurus Mountains of Turkey down to the Zambezi Valley in southern Africa.
National Geographic has included the Blue Lagoon in its list of 25 wonders around the globe, alongside the likes of the rainforest in Borneo, Great Rift Valley in East Africa and Cave of Crystals in Mexico.
His latest adventure takes him from a submerged space station in Star City on the outskirts of Moscow, to Ethiopia, high above in the great Rift Valley, where he encounters the geladas, mankind's distant ancestors.
My driver Hossain explains to me that Jordan Valley is a component of the Great Rift Valley, which extends from Turkey to East Africa.