Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Fact Hunters: Reptiles, spacecraft & frogs

William Ilott
Shayne, a liver chestnut Irish Draught cross thoroughbred horse, was believed to be the oldest in the world after reaching the age of 51.

Ruby Burchell
Working out exactly when reptiles appeared is impossible. However the early Carboniferous Westlothiana arrived about 350 million years ago, from Europe. It laid leathery eggs but had a distinctly amphibian anatomy

Holly Clark
Did you know that Darwin Frog females give birth to the eggs, then 45 days later the male frog puts them into his vocal passage to keep them safe? After 70 days he coughs them back up!

Lucy Stevens
Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, India's first interplanetary probe, was launched by PSLV-C25 on November 5, 2013 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

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