Transcript of Interview with Fieler

TRANSLATOR:
We have determined that you weigh 50 pounds on Earth?
How much do you weigh on your homeland?

Fieler:
I don't know.

TRANSLATOR:
When is your Earth birthday?
How old will you be on your next Earth birthday?

Fieler:
Sorry... No clue.

TRANSLATOR:
How old are you on your homeland?

Fieler:
Still no clue.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a year on your homeland?

Fieler:
What is a year?

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a day on your homeland?

Fieler:
What is a day?

TRANSLATOR:
How many natural satellites does your homeland have?

Fieler:
Huh?

TRANSLATOR:
Any rings?

Fieler:
No, but about 100,000 chunks of rock.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe some of the major surface features of your homeland.

Fieler:
A bunch of rocky objects with round or irregular shapes.

TRANSLATOR:
Is your homeland an inner planet, outer planet, or not a planet?
If it is a planet, is it a terrestrial or gas planet?

Fieler:
It is not a planet.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the distance from the Sun to your homeland?

Fieler:
Oh, it varies depending which chunk of rock you are on, but it is between 200 and 400 million miles.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the size of your homeland?

Fieler:
The biggest chunk is about 1025 kilometers in diameter.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe the atmosphere of your homeland.

Fieler:
What planet are you from?

TRANSLATOR:
What is the surface temperature of your homeland?

Fieler:
Hmmm?

TRANSLATOR:
Have there been any space missions to your homeland?

Fieler:
In 1997 the NEAR Spacecraft flew by and took some pictures.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the latest news on your homeland?

Fieler:
The Deep Space 1 spacecraft flew past Braille.

TRANSLATOR:
How did your homeland get its name?

Fieler:
It is all Greek to me.

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