In 2007 a 24 year old elementary school teacher, Harry van Arkel, discovered a new galaxy. There is a worldwide Galaxy Zoo project where everyday people can look at pictures of space and archived star photographs to catalog new objects. This was a photo from the Hubble telescope, which was launched in 1990. Hubble and these types of programs will create our future.
With more eyes looking at space, the world will see more and new things to explore.