On December 10th of last year, 29 years old Leonid Elenin, an amateur astronomer in Lyubertsy, Russia spotted what appeared to be an unfamiliar star in our celestial neighborhood. Interestingly, Leonid did not have a telescope, was not in a local observatory, and it was not even night time in Lyubertsy! He was remotely operating a telescope 9380 kilometer away in Mayhill, New Mexico, U.S.
Among the things that make humans a unique species is the passion to know, explore, discover, and make. Found in every culture and age, this human value is a major driver of societal, national, and personal development and growth -- it is how we made it from the stone age to the space age.