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CT Solar System: Mercury

A cache by Squealy and RJFerret Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/11/2005
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the "CT Solar System" series of caches, each representing a planet's distance from the Sun, were the Sun located at the NY/CT State line and the Solar System scaled to the width of Connecticut.

The cache is located in a small cemetary. It is on a small patch of land near the back of the cemetary and away from the headstones. There is no need to go down on to private property. This should be a nice easy find.

The cache itself is a small round rubbermaid painted to look like the dead planet. Take a minute and look around the cemetary, it is pretty interesting. I suggest parking on Byram Shore Rd. near the baseball field. As always the paratrooper and logbook are not for trade.

Happy Hunting!

-Squealy & RJFerret

Some facts about Mercury:

Mercury is one of the five planets known to the ancients. They called these planets "wandering stars".

Mercury may be seen as an evening "star" near where the sun has set, or as a morning "star" near where the sun will rise.

The ancient Greeks called the evening star Hermes and the morning star Apollo, believing them to be different objects.

The planet is named for Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods.

To the Teutonic peoples, the planet was named for their god Woden. Wednesday (wodnesdaeg in anglo-saxon) is named for him.

Mercury's atmosphere is so thin that it is barely detectable.

We have observed in detail less than half of Mercury's surface.

Mercury is just a third of the distance Earth is from the Sun. In our example, it would take just one minute to drive there from the Sun!
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybar ebpx, terng ivrj.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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