In 1498 Vasco da Gama arrived in India. He did not discover India, since it was already there and everybody knew it. What he did find was a way to get there by boat, sailing around Africa. Very Big Deal for Portugal, yes it was.
Exploration is a good thing, but it does all depend on perspective, just who is on the receiving end of what experience.
So it’s like Life itself, yes? That’s the Inner Rhino POV today.