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Mystery Cache

Out Of This World : Outer Solar System Cache

A cache by blevesque
Hidden : 9/1/2005
In Maine, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


T-00:05:00
Flight: "Okay. All flight controllers coming up on auto sequence, Booster, how are you?."
Booster: "We're go, Flight."
Flight: "EECom?"
EEcom: "Go, Flight."
Flight: "GNC?"
GNC: "Go, Flight."
Flight: "Telcom?"
Telcom: "Go, Flight."
Flight: "Control?"
Control: "Go."
Flight: "Network, got it there?"
Network: "That's affirmative, Flight."
Flight: "Okay."

T-00:03:07
Booster: "Auto sequence initiated, Flight."
Flight: "Roger."
Booster: "Flight, Booster."
Flight: "Go."
Booster: "S-IVB prepress complete."
Flight: "Roger."

T-00:00:50
Booster: "Flight, Booster. S1C pre-press complete, and we're on internal power, and we're go."
Flight: "Roger. How's it look EECom? You got your spacecraft..." (interrupted by EECom)
EECom: "Looks good, Flight."
Flight: "Okay. MCC (Mission Control Center) recorders to flight speed."

T-00:00:08 - "...eight, ignition sequence has started, six, five, four, three..."
Booster: "Ignition, Flight."
Flight: "Roger."
Control: "Clock start, Flight."
Flight: "Roger."

T-00:00:02 - " ...two, one..."

LIFTOFF!!!

Get ready to explore our Solar System! You will be flying (driving) 3,720,000,000 miles (40 miles) from The Sun (the Sun can be visited in the entryway at Folsom Hall at The University of Maine at Presque Isle) to Pluto within the largest complete three-dimensional scale model of the Solar System in the World. While this cache goes hand in had with GCQCX1 - Out Of This World : Inner Solar System Cache, they are two different caches that can be done with an 80 mile round trip (Presque Isle to Houlton, then Houlton to Presque Isle).

Your exploration starts in Presque Isle at Mercury. You will then drive South on US Rt. 1 to the remaining planets.
You will need to visit each planet and solve a riddle to obtain a clue. That clue will then be used in a coordinate to find the final cache that is located in Houlton. The clues are obtained from a standard sign at each planet.

PLANET COORDINATES RIDDLE (enter answer in next column) ANSWER (LETTER) ANSWER (NUMBER)
Mercury N46° 40.107' W068° 00.726' 5th letter in 5th word ! equals  
Venus N46° 39.849' W068° 00.604' 3rd letter in 2nd word @ equals  
Earth N46° 39.465' W068° 00.390' 2nd letter in 6th word # equals  
Mars N46° 39.170' W068° 00.246' 1st letter in 2nd word $ equals  
Jupiter N46° 36.202' W067° 58.352' 1st letter in 9th word % equals  
Saturn N46° 32.903' W067° 55.559' 1st letter in 8th word ^ equals  
Uranus N46° 25.175' W067° 50.595' 2nd letter in 5th word * equals  
Neptune N46° 15.641' W067° 50.449' 4th letter in 5th word + equals  
Pluto N46° 08.453' W067° 50.522' 1st letter in 1st word ? equals  

Use the key below to translate your ANSWER (LETTER) into numbers and insert them into the ANSWER (NUMBER) column above:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
0
7
1
8
2
2
0
1
8
5
6
0
1
9
3
0
7
1
6
8
0
1
4
3
0
4

(letter above equals number below)

Now use the numbers from the ANSWER (NUMBER) above to solve this coordinate for the cache.
N46° !#.$*^ W067° 5@.+?%

This cache is an ammo can full of goodies, including a couple BookCrossing books. Please make sure you rehide the cache real good! Enjoy!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cnex oruvaq Fubc a Fnir naq gnxr n .10 zvyr jnyx.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 10/21/2014 2:55:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:55 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum