Artist impression of very young galaxy in the early universe. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello

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Harrison Ford as Han Solo with his blaster in the old Star Wars triology. BagoGamesFlickr, CC BY-SA

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NASA's InSight spacecraft is currently cruising to Mars. Yesterday, it performed its first course correction guiding it to the Red Planet. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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NASA's Curiosity rover successfully drilled a 2-inch-deep hole in a target called "Duluth" on May 20. It was the first rock sample captured by the drill since October 2016. This image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2057. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Solar lowers prices and shifts when daily peak demand hours are. Duke Energy, CC BY-NC-ND

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How does our world work on a subatomic level? Varsha Y S, CC BY-SA

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The things you can do with an amaterur telescope. Shutterstock/AstroStar

An expanding universe and distant stars: tips on how to experience cosmology from your backyard

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Solar panels being installed in new housing under construction in Sacramento, Calif. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Why California’s new rooftop mandate isn’t good enough for some solar power enthusiasts

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