AQUILA puzzle adventure

Mission to Mars



Pages 3-4 The Unknown


1. Regain Control of the Control Panel
The code is HUNKYDORY

2. Arecibo Receiving Me?

Message

Pages 5-6 55 Cancri E


3. Diamond Debacle

A=$247.50
B=$240
C=$270

B is the cheapest diamond once the discount has been applied

4. A Carbon Caper
1. Carbonated
2. Carbonara
3. Carbon footprint
4. Carbon copy

5. True or false?
It’s true. It takes 18 hours for 55 Cancri e to orbit its host star

6. Diamangles

angles


7. Corundum Conundrum
Diamondisasterivalasagnanemone

The piece of equipment you need to climb down into Janssen’s glittering diamond mines is a LADDER.



Pages 7-8 Raspberry Dust Cloud


8. Fruit Salad Sudoku
sudoku

8. Berry Disastrous
1. strawberry
2. elderberry
3. gooseberry
4. cloudberry (yes it’s a thing)
5. blueberry
6. buffaloberry (that’s a thing too. Honest)

The answer is DESSERT!


Pages 9-10 Gliese 436 B


9. Hot Stuff
1=C, 2=A, 3=B, 4=H, 5=I, 6=J (can vary depending on source), 7=F, 8=G, 9=E (can vary depending on salt content), 10=D

10. Crossword in Opposite World
crossword

11. Word morphs
BOIL
FOIL
FOOL
FOOD
FORD
FORE
FIRE

COLD
HOLD
HELD
HEAD
HEAT



Pages 13-16 Aliens


12. A video of a cat falling into a swimming pool was not sent into space onboard Voyager.

13.The SETI Institute is a real organisation set up to investigate the existence of extra terrestrial life.

14. Incoming
incoming

15. We Come In Peace
we come in peace

16. Weird Word Search
wordsearch



Pages 17-18 Killer Space Maggots


17. Fun with Lasers
lasers

18. Prime Parasites
The killiest killer space maggots are: 2, 7, 11, 13, 97

19. Spoils of Battle
Each of you get 2 Arubian Sasquatch letter openers, 5 Limited edition Carpian switchball cards, 11 Breeek dollars, 41 Gliesish barometers, 1 Cancrian diamond whistle pipe and 56 Chocolate Wagon Wheels – don’t eat them all at once.

20. Message from General Hardnut
Hello team AQUILA,
I am sure you have a lot on your plate, but if you pass a corner shop, could you please pick us up some skimmed milk?

PS: Do you still have the vinegar and washing up liquid I asked you to pack?



Pages 19-20 The Corner Shop at the Centre of the Universe


21. Currency conundrum
In order of value:
1. 17,000 Indian Rupee
2. 100 British Pounds
3. 200 Cancrian Dollars
4. 10,000 Japanese Yen
5. 2000 Russian Rubles
6. 150 Swedish Krona