“Blue blobs” discovered by astronomers are a new star system not bound to any galaxies

 The new system is not quite a galaxy and seems to exist only in isolation – outside any parent galaxy.

 The blue blobs are “tiny” – the size of “dwarf galaxies” which contain anywhere from 1000 to several billion stars

Some of the blue blobs are as much as 300,000 light years from the nearest potential host.

 atomic hydrogen gas is the stuff which condenses to form stars in the first place.

The blue blobs were discovered by accident when another research group based in the Netherlands compiled a list of gas clouds

The first collection of stars, named SECCO1, was found to be further away than originally thought – the first of the “blue blobs”.

Gas can be stripped from stellar systems, like a galaxy, in two main ways:

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