Archive for April 8th, 2017

Murder in the English village


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

The 19th season of the British TV series Midsomer Murders has started streaming on Netflix.

For all its weaknesses, there is something curiously addictive about Midsomer. To say that the show is formulaic is putting it mildly and yet that predictability is perhaps part of its appeal, akin to the charm of an Agatha Christie novel. One settles in to a routine and knows what to expect. …

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Midsomer murders


Opposing Jupiter


(Syfy Wire::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

Friday April 7, 2017, at 21:30 (or so) UTC, the Sun, Earth and Jupiter fell very nearly along a straight line in space. We call that opposition, because the Sun and Jupiter are opposite each other in the sky. …

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Jupiter on 2017-04-03, by Hubble