Describe how scientists have acquired knowledge about components of our Solar System. Recognize the importance of people and technologies that have led to our current understanding of space.
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
Understanding past processes and contributions is essential in building scientific knowledge.