Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, Hercules Globular Cluster, M13
Globular cluster containing more than a hundred thousand stars
13 billion years
Hercules constellation, Northern celestial hemisphere
|Distance from Earth||
145 light-years across
"Fast Facts: Hercules Globular Cluster" is a table that lists the name, description, location, size, and distance of the globular cluster from Earth. An image of the cluster is included.
Use this resource as:
A source of information. Read the table to find out about this object.
A mapping activity. Locate the cluster's associated constellation on a star map.
A large-number recognition activity. Have students look at several Fast Fact tables, including this one. Ask them to place the objects described in the Fast Fact tables in order, starting with the object closest to Earth and ending with the one farthest away.
An inquiry tool. Have students write down questions they would like answered about the image and the information in the Fast Facts table.
An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.