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80,000

The age of the Pando as­pen – an ex­panse of 40,000 ge­net­i­cally iden­ti­cal trees deemed to be a sin­gle or­gan­ism found in Fish­lake Na­tional For­est, Utah. It is among the largest, heav­i­est and old­est liv­ing or­gan­isms on Earth.

10 TRIL­LION

The num­ber of frames cap­tured each sec­ond by a cam­era cre­ated by a team based at Cal­tech and the Uni­ver­sity of Que­bec – that’s fast enough to cap­ture the pas­sage of a pulse of light as it trav­els through space.

300

The num­ber of mam­mal species thought to have been erad­i­cated due to hu­man ac­tiv­ity, as es­ti­mated by re­searchers at Aarhus Uni­ver­sity in Den­mark.

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