This appears to be a galaxy in shape. Nebuals have been explicitly mentioned in DBS (there are at least 65), so there could be a possibility its a nebula. However given its shape, it looks more than galaxy than anything (nebulas dont look like this).
But looking at the planet on the side, it looks too small to be a galaxy. Or maybe its just perspective or out of scale.
If this is indeed a galaxy then 4 galaxy DB universe will be debunked completely, and Goku and Beerus might be upgraded I think ?
Well this galaxy is at least 26 minutes 44 seconds away from the galaxy where Earth is located (as Andromeda is the nearest galaxy in our universe). We have seen countless planets outside and beyond the galaxy shown in the picture. If that's true then there's no way DB universe has only 4 galaxies. If there was only 4 galaxies then the rest of the universe would've appeared as mostly empty space (since there are very few orphan planets and stars out there). But DB universe looks too crowded to be mostly empty space. If there are indeed a lot of orphan planets in DB universe then 4 galaxy is meaningless and there is still the same mass of objects present as our universe outside those galaxies
Andromeda galaxy is 2.5 million away from Earth, or 25 times the diameter of milky way. If Whis took 26 minute 44 second to reach the nearest galaxy, that would mean he travelled nearly 1 milky way worth of distance (more like 0.93actually) every minute, or 49.15 billion x FTL
You see the planets and stars in the background right? The galaxy you see in the picture is nowhere in sight. You can see planets and stars the entire time when his flew to the alien planet in the second episode.
There can be 2 reasons behind this:
1) There are regular amount of galaxies in DB universe
2) There are immeasurable amount of orphan planets and stars outside the galaxies which makes the 4 galaxy universe statement pointless since DB universe has the same amount of matter as any other regular universe
If there was only 4 galaxies then rest of the universe would appear void the whole time Whis flew outside the galaxies. That's not the case as we see in Episode 2
Well, given that it is surrounded by visible stars, and as such looks awfully small for a galaxy, it seems much more likely that it is a nebula or a large black hole. There is not remotely any conclusive evidence of 170 billion galaxies yet as far as I am concerned, which is required to contradict the facts that we have previously been presented with, and nagging about it will not change my opinion regarding the matter.
I am not nagging about it, dont get so impatient. This is not a proof thread, I have already said that it could be a nebula in the OP, I'm asking a question not proving a point
The 4 galaxy is not proven fact in Super anyway, I will persoanlly wait until 4 galaxies are mentioned in the anime itself. Thats just my opinion and I wont try to persuade others. Lets see if other people think its galaxy or not. There is a good chance it isn't
It is irrelevant if lots of Dragon Ball fans with no staff positions in this wiki think that it is a galaxy. If it was a full-size galaxy seen from outside, it would be impossible to see something as small as individual stars, and regardless we have official statements regarding the size of the DB universe and nothing that contradicts them even if we have seen a single galaxy (which we likely have not). I will now close this topic.