Transcript of Interview with Nixer

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

Nixer:
About 49 pounds.

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

Nixer:
My birthday is July 14, 1933. I will be 69 on my next Earth birthday.

TRANSLATOR:
How old are you on your homeland?

Nixer:
Only 4/10 of a year.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a year on your homeland?

Nixer:
About 165 Earth days.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a day on your homeland?

Nixer:
About 16 hours.

TRANSLATOR:
How many natural satellites does your homeland have?

Nixer:
About 8 or so.

TRANSLATOR:
Any rings?

Nixer:
Yes.

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

Nixer:
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?

Nixer:
It is an outer, gas planet.

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

Nixer:
4.5 billion kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the size of your homeland?

Nixer:
The diameter is nearly 50,000 kilometers wide.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe the atmosphere of your homeland.

Nixer:
Mostly hydrogen, helium, and methane.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the surface temperature of your homeland?

Nixer:
-380 degrees Farenheit.

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

Nixer:
Not since Voyager 2 flew by in 1989.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the latest news on your homeland?

Nixer:
Sorry, I am not interested in current events.

TRANSLATOR:
How did your homeland get its name?

Nixer:
It is named after the Greek god of the sea.