Transcript of Interview with Togi

TRANSLATOR:
We have determined that you weigh 17 pounds on Earth?
How much do you weigh on your homeland?

Togi:
About fifteen and a half pounds.

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

Togi:
I will be 27 Earth years old on my next birthday. My Earth birthday is July 13, 1975.

TRANSLATOR:
How old are you on your homeland?

Togi:
Almost 44 year old.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a year on your homeland?

Togi:
About 225 days.

TRANSLATOR:
How long is a day on your homeland?

Togi:
One day on my planet is equal to 243 Earth days.

TRANSLATOR:
How many natural satellites does your homeland have?

Togi:
Zip, zero, nada.

TRANSLATOR:
Any rings?

Togi:
No.

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

Togi:
Well, it's blue. Its surface is covered with craters, volcanoes, mountains, large highland terrains, and vast lava plains.

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?

Togi:
I live on an inner, terrrestial planet.

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

Togi:
108 million kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the size of your homeland?

Togi:
About 12,000 kilometers.

TRANSLATOR:
Describe the atmosphere of your homeland.

Togi:
It is mostly carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the surface temperature of your homeland?

Togi:
800 degrees!

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

Togi:
The Magellan in 1989.

TRANSLATOR:
What is the latest news on your homeland?

Togi:
Nothing ever happens.

TRANSLATOR:
How did your homeland get its name?

Togi:
It was named for the goddess of love and beauty.

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