Transcript of Interview with Fossy

TRANSLATOR:
We have determined that you weigh 44 pounds on Earth?
How much do you weigh on your homeland?

Fossy:
About 39 pounds.

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

Fossy:
My birthday is June 15, 1917 and on my next birthday, I will be 85 Earth years old.

TRANSLATOR:
How old are you on your homeland?

Fossy:
One year old.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a year on your homeland?

Fossy:
One year is about 84 Earth days.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a day on your homeland?

Fossy:
Less than 11 Earth hours.

TRANSLATOR:
How many natural satellites does your homeland have?

Fossy:
Between 15 and 18.

TRANSLATOR:
Any rings?

Fossy:
Yes, a ring arc.

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

Fossy:
Well, from a distance it looks blue.

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?

Fossy:
It is an outer, gas planet.

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

Fossy:
Almost 3 billion kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the size of your homeland?

Fossy:
The diameter is slighter greater than 50,000 kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe the atmosphere of your homeland.

Fossy:
Lots of hydrogen, helium, and methane.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the surface temperature of your homeland?

Fossy:
-360 degrees Farenhiet.

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

Fossy:
Not since the Voyager 2 in 1986.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the latest news on your homeland?

Fossy:
Satellite 1986 U 10 was discovered in 1999.

TRANSLATOR:
How did your homeland get its name?

Fossy:
It stands for the starry sky in the evening.