From powering space travel to energizing weapons, energy technology plays a prominent role in science fiction. Experts from the National Labs help us separate the fact from the fiction.
Before you set your clocks forward this weekend for the start of Daylight Saving Time, check out some of these little-known facts about the history of changing time.
The Curiosity rover relies on the most advanced suite of instruments ever sent to Mars -- among them, a laser-firing tool called the ChemCam.
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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