4 Solar System


How well do humans know the solar system?

Humans have been exploring the solar system for centuries. Mostly we have used telescopes or simply our eyes. But the Sun, all of the planets, and many dwarf planets, asteroids and comets have been studied more closely. Spaceships have taken rovers, probes or other technologies to study these bodies. Sometimes a spacecraft just flies by to take a look. So while it’s very difficult to get humans very far from Earth, our spacecraft have become our eyes. We know an incredible amount about the solar system compared with even a few decades ago. This is because of the tremendous spacecraft and the instruments they carry. In this concept, we will describe a very small amount about what scientists have learned about our solar system.


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