posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 03:49 PM
Originally posted by DarknStormy
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
I do get what your saying when it comes to peering into other galaxies and not finding a couple of moons in Plutos orbit.. Its sort of like finding
jupiter or Neptune and not finding mars or the moon before them.
But on the other hand, Jupiter's four Galilean moons (Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto) were discovered 250 years before the discovery of the
Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, even though Phobos and Deimos are closer.
Because Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are bigger and brighter than Phobos and Deimos. Therefore, those moons of Jupiter are easier to see with a
telescope than the moons of Mars, even though Jupiter's moons are farther away than the moons of Mars.
Many galaxies are bigger and brighter than those newly-discovered moons of Pluto. Therefore, those galaxies are easier to see with a telescope than
the moons of Pluto, even though the galaxies are farther away than the moons of Pluto.
edit on 8/24/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)