Benchmark 4A
The Physical Setting: The Universe
Grades 9-12, page 65

Increasingly sophisticated technology is used to learn about the universe. Visual, radio, and x-ray telescopes collect information from across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves; computers handle an avalanche of data and increasingly complicated computations to interpret them; space probes send back data and materials from the remote parts of the solar system; and accelerators give subatomic particles energies that simulate conditions in the stars and in the early history of the universe before stars formed.

NSES Content Standard E 
Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology 
Grades 5-8, page 166 
Science and technology are reciprocal. Science helps drive technology, as it addresses questions that demand more sophisticated instruments and provides principles for better instrumentation and technique. Technology is essential to science, because it provides instruments and techiques that enable observations of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors, such as quantity, distance, location, size, and speed. Technology also provides tools for investigations, inquiry, and analysis.