Ambassador 1: I find great joy in stellar astronomy, Alkina. With your permission, may I show you one of my favorite objects.
Alkina: Of course.
Ambassador 1: Epo, please focus on NGC 6205.
Ambassador 2: The Earth system also knows it as the Hercules Globular Cluster.
Ambassador 3: I’m not familiar with the term, globular cluster?
Epo: NGC 6205 on screen.
Alkina: A globular cluster is a spherical region of many thousands of stars tightly bound together by their gravity.
Ambassador 1: Yes, and the Hercules Cluster is especially beautiful in my opinion. It is under 150 light years in diameter, contains hundreds of thousands of stars, and is nearly as old as our Universe, around 12 billion years.
Ambassador 3: Doesn’t that describe most globular clusters?
Ambassador 1: But from my home planet, the Hercules Cluster appears twice as big as your moon in your night sky!
Epo: That’s amazing. From Earth it can be difficult to make out unless you have binoculars or a telescope.
Epo: But on a clear night, away from city lights, you can see it using just your eyes.