Space exploration isn’t exactly wha you see in the films. Where Hollywood might send people up into space and get in contact with weird and wonderful life forms in reality the majority of it is done in observatories across the world.
New discoveries happen from time to time but again, it is not like in the films. There is a lot of paperwork and checking to make sure it is something new so by the time you actually find out whether or not you have made a worthwhile discovery the novelty of it has worn of to some extent.
That’s not to say that we don’t enjoy a nice little single malt whisky to celebrate but it really isn’t how the folms portray things. I still love it though and am constantly amazed by the universe and everything that is in it. I hope to be around for the next BIG discovery no matter what that might be.
One thing is for sure, the way things are developing we will have a lot beter chance than ever before of seeing something truely remarkable that might change the way we think!