Did you Know Snippets


Which constellation is the most visible during our winter months?

Orion. One of the most famous constellations and visible from both hemispheres.

In which constellation is the Great Nebula situated?

In Orion. Nebula means ‘cloud' in Latin and is used to describe a variety of different objects. Orion is the Hunter of the night skies in Greek mythology.

Frogs and toads are useful indicators for what systems?

Aquatic systems. Pollutants that flow into our water and river systems affect toads and frogs in various negative ways, such as reproduction and growth. As pollution spreads the threat increases. On the other hand these animals are also an important indicator when a system is healthy

Information compiled by Hennie van Deventer.



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