The Hubble Telescope is constantly discovering new things that help us understand outer space more than we could have possibly imagined. Telescopes have become vital in our studies of the final frontier, and just today Chile's European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope captured stunning images of the Carina Nebula, which sits at approximately 7,500 light years away.
We absolutely need to have more of an appreciation for science and its awesome power. I think too many people take the subject for granted, aren't interested in it, or straight up refuse to study it. I knew people in school who dreaded the thought of taking a science class.
Imagine where we'd be if it weren't for telescopes. We'd probably still think the world is flat and all that junk. Just a bunch of heathens. Glad Hans Lippershey took it upon himself to invent the dang thing.