Talk:Great Rift (astronomy)

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incompatible units[edit]

100 parsecs or 2200 light years

Last time I looked, a parsec was about 3 light-years, not 22. (I'm willing to believe that it's 100 parsecs or 2200 light-years, but that's like saying Charles Darwin was born in 1809 or 1066!) —Tamfang (talk) 03:06, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

The current article text is "abbout 100 parsecs or about 300 light years"
The reference at http://www.answers.com/topic/great-rift says it is "about 100 parsecs (2×1015 miles or 3×1015 kilometers) distant" (on the order of 326 light years), whereas http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/243658/Great-Rift says "several thousand light years away".
So we need better refs, or fewer claims....
★NealMcB★ (talk) 05:33, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

According to ...[edit]

"According to the Mayan Calandar, the Sun will pass through the "Dark Lane" of the Great Rift, causing Great Catastrophy on Earth." - I took this out because the "2012 Phenomenom" article specifically says this is is NOT stated in most legends/myths. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.39.157.193 (talk) 23:18, 16 April 2011 (UTC)