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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Clambering here and there among the boulders they kept steadily on, gradually rising higher and higher until finally they came to a great rift in a part of the mountain, where the rock seemed to have split in two and left high walls on either side.
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.
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.
Leading the Kenyan charge was the Great Rift Valley Golf Resort's Simon Njogu who shot an impressive three under par 69, as Thika Sports Club's Peter Mwangi Rimui followed on one under par.
There series will make its way across East Africa making stops at the Kigali Golf Club, Great Rift Valley Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Thika Greens, Sigona Golf Club, Uganda Golf Club and the Karen Country Club.
Win needs to use his Wayfinding skills to descend into the great Rift, for beyond it lies the Well of Life.
14 (Petra) - Five people were killed, including three Americans, in a light plane crash in Kenya's Great Rift Valley region, according to Kenyan police officials.
"We tore off a stairway this morning (on July 3)."<br />The Power County Hospital District, an independent district, chose to remodel the 1961 structure because building a new hospital was estimated at $25 million to $30 million, he said.<br />Seventy percent of voters approved a $14.95 million bond in May 2017 election to finance the extensive remodel of the 40,000-square-foot hospital that started in May and will continue to September 2020.<br />"We already have excellent doctors," said Kristen Jensen, executive director of the Great Rift Business Development Organization in American Falls.
The Great Rift: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Religion-Science Divide
The gully was caused by the East African Rift System, part of the Great Rift Valley and running from the Gulf of Aden in the north down to Mozambique, which will gradually widen and cause the Nubian and Somali tectonic plates to separate.
"The mountains on both sides of the two banks (the West Bank and Jordan) were connected millions of years ago but had been separated by the great rift."
"We are delighted that we can now offer Birchall Tea as part of our range of beverages," said Fergus Walsh, managing director, Wicked Coffee Company."We pride ourselves on offering our customers quality, ethically-sourced products, and Birchall Tea is sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where we believe the best teas are to be found."