It's literally infinite.
I don't think you're using either of these words correctly.
The rewards for a project like this are the minuscule (pun intended) byproducts of the research and techniques developed and used to build, maintain, and operate the telescope. What most people see is just a cool picture; but a scientist sees answers to century-old equations being solved because of mirrors, sensors, mechanisms are all working together perfectly to the nanometer. And this technology can lead to developments in cell phones, cars, medical equipment and much more.
This post was edited on 9/19 at 7:12 pm