Capturing solar power in space for use as energy on Earth seems farfetched. But recent developments could make this a reality in coming years.
At the Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: creating a star on Earth.
With space getting exceedingly crowded, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space.
Since the beginning of the space race, the Energy Department and its National Labs have been supplying the space power systems and instruments that make missions across our solar system, and the discoveries they uncover, possible.
Explore the history of nuclear power systems in U.S. space exploration -- from early satellites to the moon, Mars and beyond.
This week on Energy.gov, join us as we explore science on the cosmic frontier, including powering space travel, exploring planets, and building a star here on Earth.
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As the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit came to a close, energy leaders focus on bringing ideas from the lab to the market.
President Obama’s plan to develop all sources of American energy is helping the U.S. fight climate change, increase energy security and create opportunities for middle class families.
A spirit of entrepreneurship was in the air on day two of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
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