Wait a second. The start of next year will be delayed by circumstances beyond everyone's control. Time will stand still for one second on New Year's Eve, as we ring in 2009.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken striking images of periodically deposited sedimentary layers, suggesting that random floods or volcanic eruptions did not create them.
At long last, two teams of scientists have directly glimpsed the feeble light of planets orbiting distant stars through the lenses of telescopes.
Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon will all be visible in the evening sky next week.