What if there was a galaxy with no stars? Well, maybe there is one…
Hard to imagine something that can be considered the size of a dwarf galaxy to have no visible stars at all
Is it really a “galaxy” if it doesn’t have stars? Wouldn’t that be a galaxy sized gas cloud? Maybe a galaxy sized nebula?
Well according to the oxford dictionary a galaxy is " a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction." So by that definition if theres no stars then no its not a galaxy.
Its speculated that the “galaxy” has no stars because the gas is too diffuse and its too far from other galaxies to trigger star formation through encounters. Very interesting.
I thought it was fascinating.