:borg: Star Trek, :vader: Star Wars, and all the other unrealistic Sci-Fi (of which I am a fan) have given us a totally distorted view of what we as humans are capable of technologically. They have made us think we are ready to fly to the stars when we canâ€™t even take the next step into space yet, a manned mission to Mars. Even if money was no object, and all the world worked toward this goal, it would take at the very least 5 years, if not 10 or 20, to pull it off. intoTheRain is right to say: So we are going to have to do a lot of boring hard work and take a lot small little steps before we can get out into the stars, and even then with light speed or FTL we will only be scratching the surface of whatâ€™s out there. I hope this telescope leads to a list of potential life filled worlds, but I fear I shall never know if they are lifeless rocks or not.