Transcript of Interview with Stucko

TRANSLATOR:
We have determined that you weigh 64 pounds on Earth?
How much do you weigh on your homeland?

Stucko:
About 69 pounds.

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

Stucko:
My Earth birthday is September 5, 1901. On my next Earth birthday I will be 101 years old.

TRANSLATOR:
How old are you on your homeland?

Stucko:
A little more than 3 years old.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a year on your homeland?

Stucko:
About 29.5 Earth years.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a day on your homeland?

Stucko:
Not quite 11 hours.

TRANSLATOR:
How many natural satellites does your homeland have?

Stucko:
More than 20!

TRANSLATOR:
Any rings?

Stucko:
Yes!

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

Stucko:
It has the most spectacular set of rings in the solar system!

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?

Stucko:
It is an outer gas planet.

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

Stucko:
1.4 billion kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the size of your homeland?

Stucko:
About 121,000 kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe the atmosphere of your homeland.

Stucko:
Mostly hydrogen and helium.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the surface temperature of your homeland?

Stucko:
-290 degrees.

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

Stucko:
Oh, yes! Pioneer, Voyager, and Cassini.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the latest news on your homeland?

Stucko:
My planet holds the record for the most moons in our solar system.

TRANSLATOR:
How did your homeland get its name?

Stucko:
It is named after the Roman god of agriculture.