Transcript: How could I meet an alien?
In animation, two aliens fly across space in a spaceship.
Blynk is a rectangular green alien with spiky hair and long fangs.
Aazoo is a round orange alien with 3 eyes.
With the help of M.A.V.I.S., the spaceship computer, and real Earth scientists, they listen to real Earth children's questions and try to find answers.
A song plays that says BLYNK AND AAZOO
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU
The name of the show reads “Blynk and Aazoo. Imagine, investigate, invent!”
(LIVELY ELECTRONIC MUSIC)
As Blynk works on his station, Aazoo plays with a toy rocket.
M.A.V.I.S. says AAZOO APPEARS TO BE
CONTROLLING THEIR OWN ROCKET.
Aazoo puts the rocket on Blynk's head and says TA-DA.
M.A.V.I.S. says LANDING SUCCESSFUL.
M.A.V.I.S. says INQUIRY BOOTH
TRANSMITTING, INCOMING INQUIRY.
A real life boy pops up on a screen and says
BLYNK AND AAZOO, ARE YOU THERE?
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.
They wave at him.
The boy says HELLO.
MY QUESTION IS,
HOW CAN I MEET A REAL ALIEN?
M.A.V.I.S. says BLYNK AND AAZOO ARE ON
A MISSION TO FIND THE ANSWER.
M.A.V.I.S. says MISSION CONTROL,
WE HAVE A PROBLEM.
Blynk presses the question button.
M.A.V.I.S. says CALLING INTERSTELLAR SCIENCE
A real life scientist pops up on another screen and says
OH, HELLO EVERYONE.
BLYNK AND AAZOO,
WHO CAN I HELP TODAY?
Simon is in his thirties, with short straight black hair and wears glasses and a brown sweater.
Harshal says HI MY NAME IS HARSHAL,
AND I WANNA KNOW IF THERE ARE
REAL ALIENS LIVING IN THE
UNIVERSE, AND HOW TO FIND THEM?
Harshal is around 10 and has short brown hair. He wears a blue shirt.
Blynk and Aazoo say OOH, OOH.
Simon says WELL, A LOT OF SCIENTISTS ARE
TRYING TO LOOK FOR
INTELLIGENT LIFE BEYOND OUR
Harshal says GREAT, WHERE DO WE START?
I KNOW THE UNIVERSE IS HUGE.
M.A.V.I.S. says NOBODY ACTUALLY KNOWS
THE SIZE OF THE UNIVERSE.
SURPRISINGLY, NOT EVEN I.
Simon says IF WE'RE HOPING TO FIND ALIENS,
WE WOULD HAVE TO START BY
LOOKING FOR PLANETS THAT HAVE
SIMILAR THINGS TO WHAT LIFE ON
EARTH NEEDS TO SURVIVE.
BLYNK, CAN YOU HELP ME
Blynk says YEAH.
He plays a video.
Simon says FIRST, LIFE ON EARTH
NEEDS A BREATHABLE ATMOSPHERE.
M.A.V.I.S. says SPECIFICALLY OXYGEN.
Aazoo gets an oxygen helmet on.
M.A.V.I.S. says OXYGEN FILLED SPACE HELMET.
Harshal says AND WATER, LIFE NEEDS WATER,
M.A.V.I.S. says WATER ACTIVATED.
Aazoo gets splashed.
M.A.V.I.S. says WATER IS ESSENTIAL FOR
Simon says ANOTHER IMPORTANT FACTOR IS
WHAT SCIENTISTS CALL
THE GOLDILOCKS HABITABLE ZONE.
NOT TOO HOT, NOT TOO COLD.
Harshal says LIKE THE PORRIDGE
IN GOLDILOCKS AND THE
Simon says YUP.
THE PLANETS THAT WILL
HAVE ALIENS WILL ORBIT A STAR.
HERE ON EARTH,
WE ORBIT A START TOO.
THAT STAR WE CALL THE SUN.
BUT IF THE PLANETS ARE TOO
CLOSE TO THEIR STAR,
IT'S TOO HOT.
Harshal says AND IF IT'S TOO FAR,
IT'S TOO COLD.
Simon says THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
Harshal says SO HOW DO WE KNOW IF THE PLANETS
HAVE ALL THAT STUFF?
DOES MARS, OR VENUS,
COULD THEY HAVE ALIENS?
Simon says THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
EXCEPT, OUT OF THE EIGHT PLANETS
IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM,
WE HAVEN'T HAD MUCH LUCK.
VENUS IS TOO HOT,
AND MARS IS TOO COLD FOR LIFE.
BUT, THERE COULD BE LIFE HIDING
UNDER THE ICY SURFACES
OF THE MOONS OF JUPITER
The aliens say OH, OOH.
Harshal says REALLY?
WHEN WILL WE KNOW FOR SURE IF
THERE'S LIFE THERE?
Simon says WE PLAN ON SENDING PROBES
AND LANDERS THERE
IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.
BUT EVEN IF WE DO FIND
IT'S LIKELY TO BE SMALL
NOT LIKE THE KIND OF ALIENS
I KNOW YOU WANT TO MEET.
Harshal says ANY ALIEN WOULD STILL BE
WHAT ABOUT LIFE ON PLANETS
OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM?
Simon says YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT EXOPLANETS.
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
EXOPLANETS ARE PLANETS
AROUND A STAR OUTSIDE OF
OUR SOLAR SYSTEM.
BLYNK, CAN YOU PULL UP THE MAP?
SO THAT'S US, AND IF WE ZOOM OUT
WE CAN SEE WHERE THE EARTH
AND OUR STAR, THE SUN,
ARE LOCATED IN THE
MILKY WAY GALAXY.
M.A.V.I.S. says THERE ARE ESTIMATED
TO BE OVER
100 BILLION EXOPLANETS IN THE
MILKY WAY GALAXY.
Harshal gasps and says 100 BILLION, MY BRAIN HURTS.
M.A.V.I.S. says YES, THAT HURTS MY CIRCUITS
Simon says BUT LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE,
THAT MEANS WE HAVE A
GREAT CHANCE OF FINDING
AN EXOPLANET THAT CAN SUPPORT
LIFE AND ALIENS.
Harshal says OKAY, SO HOW MANY OF THOSE
EXOPLANETS COULD HAVE LIFE?
Harshal says WHAT IF WE USE OUR CHECKLIST
TO NARROW DOWN
THE PLACES TO LOOK FOR LIFE?
Simon says NOW YOU'RE TALKING.
BLYNK, CAN YOU SHOW US
THE MAP AGAIN?
NOW, TAKE ALL KNOWN EXOPLANETS
IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY,
AND FILTER OUT ALL OF THEM
EXCEPT THE ONES
IN THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE AROUND
A SUN-LIKE STAR.
M.A.V.I.S. says DISPLAYING SYSTEM
WITH HIGHEST POTENTIAL.
Simon says LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A HIT.
The aliens cheer.
Simon says BLYNK AND AAZOO,
CAN WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK?
AH YES, THE TRAPPIST-1 SYSTEM.
THE STAR TRAPPIST-1,
IS SMALLER THAN OUR SUN,
BUT IT HAS SEVEN EARTH-SIZED
EXOPLANETS ORBITING IT.
AND THREE OF THOSE ARE IN
THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE.
M.A.V.I.S. says AFFIRMATIVE,
EXOPLANETS IN THE
COULD HAVE THE RIGHT CONDITIONS
Simon says AND IF THE ATMOSPHERE TURNS OUT
TO BE EARTH-LIKE,
WE COULD HAVE LIFE.
Harshal says YOU MEAN THERE MIGHT BE ALIENS?
Simon says SEEMS LIKE A GOOD FIT.
AND THERE'S NOT JUST ONE
EXOPLANET, BUT THREE OF THEM.
Harshal says SO HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Simon says UH, THAT'S KIND OF A PROBLEM.
M.A.V.I.S. says AFFIRMATIVE,
TRAVELING AT THE SPEED
OF THE FASTEST SPACECRAFT EVER
A TRIP TO TRAPPIST-1 WOULD TAKE
APPROXIMATELY 800,000 YEARS.
Harshal says WHAT?
THAT'S A REALLY, REALLY, REALLY
WE NEED FASTER SPACESHIPS.
Simon says YUP, WE DO.
BLYNK, FUTURE FILES PLEASE.
Blynk plays the future files.
Simon says SCIENTISTS ARE LOOKING AT WAYS
THAT WOULD LET HUMANS
TRAVEL FASTER THAN WE'VE
Aazoo plays with a rubber duck.
M.A.V.I.S. says I KEEP TELLING BLYNK AND AAZOO
TO INVENT A WARP DRIVE OR
ANTI-MATTER PROPULSION SYSTEM.
BUT THEY PREFER INVENTING
M.A.V.I.S. says OTHER THINGS.
Simon says AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM.
THE TECHNOLOGY WE NEED TO GET
TO THESE EXOPLANETS
HASN'T BEEN INVENTED YET.
Harshal says THEN HOW DO WE FIND ALIENS
IF WE CAN'T GO LOOKING FOR THEM?
Simon says WE CAN LISTEN FOR THEM.
RADIO SIGNALS CAN TRAVEL FAR
AND FAST THROUGH SPACE.
SOMEDAY WE HOPE TO HEAR OUR
BY USING RADIO TELESCOPES,
THAT CAN LISTEN REALLY FAR
Harshal says WE MIGHT HEAR ALIENS ON
Simon says WE THINK SO.
Blynk says AH-HAH.
Simon says I THINK WE'VE INSPIRED BLYNK
TO INVENT SOMETHING.
Blynk rushes into the invention room.
Blynk says OOH.
Simon says THAT LOOKS LIKE SOME
SORT OF DETECTOR?
Harshal says IT'S AN ALIEN DETECTOR.
M.A.V.I.S. says BLYNK HAS DETECTED
THAT AAZOO IS AN ALIEN.
M.A.V.I.S. says IT APPEARS BLYNK IS
ALSO AN ALIEN.
AFFIRMATIVE, SIMON IS AN ALIEN.
HARSHAL IS ALSO AN ALIEN.
Harshal says I'M AN ALIEN TOO?
M.A.V.I.S. says TO BE PRECISE, YOU ARE
Simon says TO SOMEONE FROM A FAR-OFF
YOU ACTUALLY WOULD BE.
Harshal says I'VE ALREADY FOUND ALIENS
BECAUSE WE ALL ARE ALIENS.
Simon says I GUESS YOU COULD
Harshal says WHEN I'M OLDER I'M GONNA INVENT
A SUPER FAST SPACESHIP,
AND GO AND MEET EVEN
Simon says NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A
Harshal says THANKS EVERYONE.
Simon says BYE HARSHAL.
BYE BLYNK AND AAZOO.
M.A.V.I.S. says THE SEARCH FOR
ALL SYSTEMS ENGAGED.
The song says BLYNK AND AAZOO
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.
Producer, Jeannette Lookman.
Copyright 2019, Blynk Aazoo Films Inc.
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