The Hubble Space Telescope recently had an overhaul with new equipment and cameras. The results are stunning.
More information here.
For an idea of just how good the new equipment is have a look at this before and after
courtesy of the Universe Today Blog post here.
NASA has had funding issues for a while now, but missions and successes like this reach out to the general public and hopefully inspire a whole new generation of future astronomers to get into science.