January 24, 2009 is the 84th anniversary of the last total solar eclipse that was visible from New York City. On January 24, 1925, the southern portion of the Moon's umbral shadow passed across upper Manhattan, parts of Queens and all of the Bronx.
Astronomers have used data from HST and Spitzer to construct the 3-D evolution of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.
NASA scientists have announced that they’ve detected carbon dioxide on a planet 63 light-years from Earth. The new find is another technical triumph, part of a growing effort to measure the chemical makeup of faraway worlds.
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.