posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:08 PM
To add another inefficiency reason, photograph lenses focus on their subject for an amount of time that you just cant do with video. With video, you
could not see any galaxy, and videos of planets would be dark. Videos just don't have the capability to pull in enough light to start recording.
Not only is it inefficient, it's useless. What data would we get from video that we don't already get with photos and our own eyes from telescopes
dwon here on Earth?
Finally, NASA does the things it does for research, not for civilian's entertainment. It just so happens to be that natural formations such as
galaxies, planets, nebulae, super novae, etc. are astonishing to look at.
Ask this question again in 50 years and maybe the answer will be a lot different.