Image: NASA - Galaxy collisionTwo species in separate galaxies learn that their galaxies are colliding and combining. One sees this as an opportunity - new star birth will take place, revitalizing the galaxies. The other sees this as a tragedy - the event will release a great deal of harmful radiation, and destroy many existing systems. Take the point of view of an ambassador of one of these civilizations, and in 200 words try to explain to the other civilization why yours feels the way it does about this cosmic event.
Image Credit: NASA Hubble Space Telescope