RCW 38

RCW 38

RCW 38
Constellation Vela
Distance 5.5 kly (1686.3 pc)
Physical characteristics

RCW 38 is an embedded cluster located about 5,500 light years away in the direction of the constellation Vela (the Sails).[1] The cluster is composed of several short lived massive stars. Many of these stars will go on to explode as supernovae.



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