I was reading a thread about a new dwarf galaxy being discovered so close to the Milky Way (our galaxy), that we hadn't seen it before. "Couldn't see the galaxy for the stars" so to speak.
Anyway... here was the following exchange:
Re:Dwarf galaxy (Score:5, Informative)
by techno-vampire (666512) on Wednesday January 11, @09:37PM (#14451049)
It's a "dwarf galaxy" and yet so big we couldn't see it before?
That's right. It's a dwarf galaxy because its actual size is small (compared to other galaxies) but its apparent size is 5,000 times that of the Full Moon because it's so close, as galaxies go.
In case that's not enough to explain it to you, consider that the Moon is much smaller than Jupiter, but appears to be larger because it's much nearer.Hmm (Score:5, Funny)
by BitterAndDrunk (799378) on Wednesday January 11, @10:55PM (#14451420)
"In case that's not enough to explain it to you, consider that the Moon is much smaller than Jupiter, but appears to be larger because it's much nearer."
Sounds an awful lot like witchcraft, if you ask me. I think we should burn you and the moon, just to be sure.
Anyway... おはよ ございます! Back to work.