Transcript of Interview with Foog

TRANSLATOR:
We have determined that you weigh 73 pounds on Earth?
How much do you weigh on your homeland?

Foog:
I tip the scale at about 172 pounds.

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

Foog:
My Earth birthday is November 28, 1955. I will be 47 years old.

TRANSLATOR:
How old are you on your homeland?

Foog:
I will be almost 4 year old.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a year on your homeland?

Foog:
One year at home is equal to about 12 Earth years.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a day on your homeland?

Foog:
One day is equal to about 4/10 of an Earth day.

TRANSLATOR:
How many natural satellites does your homeland have?

Foog:
Seventeen or so.

TRANSLATOR:
Any rings?

Foog:
Yes, indeed.

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

Foog:
You might have heard about our big red spot. From a distance my planet looks striped. That isn't really the surface though.

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?

Foog:
It is an outer planet and a gas giant.

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

Foog:
778 million kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the size of your homeland?

Foog:
It is huge. It has a diameter of nearly 143,000 kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe the atmosphere of your homeland.

Foog:
It is mostly hydrogen and helium.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the surface temperature of your homeland?

Foog:
Really cold.... -240 degrees Farenheit.

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

Foog:
In 1979, Pioneer 11 flew by and took pictures of our red spot.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the latest news on your homeland?

Foog:
Scientist think that Europa, one of our moons, is full of salt water.

TRANSLATOR:
How did your homeland get its name?

Foog:
It was named after the Roman mythological king of heaven and Earth and of all the Olympian gods. It is like the king of the planets.