This album just gets better and better the more I listen to it.
Distance: 2,600 light years away
The Eastern Veil (NGC 6992) is a supernova remnant that is part of a larger complex that includes the Western Veil (NGC 6960). It is estimated that the supernova explosion occured about 10,000 years ago, before the age of recorded history. During a star’s life, nuclear fusion produces elements such as oxygen, silicon, carbon, and iron. These elements are expelled into space during supernova explosions, later to become part of other stars, planets, and lifeforms like ourselves.
Copyright: Martin Pugh
1898. The Colon Cemetery in Havana, Cuba was the site of the celebrated ‘boneyard’. A single grave in the cemetery cost $10 in rent for five years. At the end of the five years, if the remains were not claimed, the bones were thrown into the boneyard, (sometimes known as ‘bone pile’) by the cemetery authorities. This was a practice that was popular in Europe all the way up to the late Middle Ages…
Goodbye, Wisconsin. I will miss your friendly people, and I will miss your beer, but I think I will miss you most of all, fried cheese curds!