This lad has for years gone weekly to download new panoramas taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be launched in 2018. In the meantime, the almost equally ambitious earth-bound LSST telescope has been approved for a trip up the Chilean Andes.
These are exciting times to be a sky watcher.
I'll house 189 16 megapixel sensors to create gigantic panoramic images of 3200 megapixels. The DPReview thread about it has 237 comments and counting. Check it out.