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The Fastest Things in the World

FASTEST THINGS in the WORLD SPEED - MPH 670,620,000 mph Light travels faster than anything else, with a finite speed of 186,000 miles per second. If a Light person were to move at the speed of light, they could circumnavigate the equator about 7.5 times a second. 670,600,000 mph The Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland, is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator. At its fastest, Large Hadron Collider the particles travel around the collider's 27km at approximately 300million metres per second which is equivalent to travelling around the earth seven and a half times in one second. 65,976 mph In April 2012, a fireball blasted through the skies of California accompanied by a loud Sutter's Mill booming sound. The meteorite's luminosity appeared midway in brightness between the Meteorite Sun and the Moon and was recorded as the fastest ever on record. 36,372 mph The 2006 launch of the New Horizons Spacecraft was the fastest launch in history, with the craft travelling at about 36,000 New Horizons miles per hour and breaking the record for the highest speed at which a spacecraft has Spacecraft ever left Earth's gravity well. To flyby Pluto, the spacecraft travelled 3 billion miles in nine and a half years. 2,236 mph With a maximum speed of mach 3, equivalent to over one thousand metres per second, the BrahMoss is the fastest missile on Earth. BrahMos Missile Whilst it may be fast, its downside is that it cannot travel intercountry but still has a pretty long range of 290km. BrahMos 2,193 mph First flown in 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird holds the record for the fastest plane ever Lockheed SR-71 flown. In July 1976, the plane reached speeds of 2,193.13 mph. In 1974, the jet took just 1 Blackbird hour 54 minutes to travel from New York to London, a journey that takes an average of 6 hours 15 minutes in a Boeing 747. 767 mph While sound travels fast, it's not as fast as light. A perfect example of this occurs during a storm when we hear lightning. The sound that is produced at the same time (thunder) is often heard a few seconds later. Sound Sound waves travel faster in liquids and faster still in solids, rather than in air. 373 mph In 2015, Japan's maglev train broke a record for high-speed rail travel when it reached JR-Maglev Train speeds of 373mph, covering 1.2 miles in under 11 seconds. The maglev, short for magnetic levitation, uses electromagnets to propel the train forward. 281 mph Unofficially the fastest road car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT reached 281mph back in 2014, outbeating the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport. The score couldn't be Hennessey recorded as the Guinness Book of World Records Venom GT requires a run in two directions, which couldn't be completed as it used the NASA Space Shuttle landing runway as its track. 270 mph From 0 to 60 in just 2.4 seconds, the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport is the fastest car according to Bugatti Veyron. SuperSport the industry standard. It set the record back in 2010 after effortlessly reaching a top speed of 269.86 mph. 202 mph The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in flight, giving the cheetah a run for its money! The bird of prey's streamlined body and Peregrine Falcon. swept-back wing shape help it reach speeds between 40-60mph during level flight; while it is believed they can reach speeds of up to 200mph in a dive. 150 mph Located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the Formula Rossa rollercoaster is the fastest in Formula Rossa the world. The ride takes just 5 seconds to reach 150mph by using a hydraulic launch Rollercoaster system; within the first 2 seconds the rollercoaster gathers a speed of 62 mph. 75 mph The fastest animal on four-legs can accelerate from 0 to 10 km/h in 3 seconds Cheetah. flat. According to National Geographic magazine, the fastest land mammal on record is Sarah the cheetah - running 100 metres in 5.95 seconds. 68 mph Sailfish can be recognised by their erectile dorsal fin, known as a sail, which tends to Sailfish. cover the length of their back and is normally kept folded down when swimming. Their speed and ability to jump have made sailfish prized game fish. 65 mph At 41 metres, the Insano is the world's highest water slide, about the same height as Insano that of a 14-storey building. The rapid descent from its summit takes just 4 or 5 Waterslide seconds and is considered the most extreme on the planet. 52 mph The K-222 nuclear submarine was the first to be made using a relatively lightweight titanium hull, which perhaps resulted in it K-222 being the fastest of its kind. The vessel's unofficial maximum speed, reached in March Submarine 1971 was 52mph, and could last 70 days submerged in depths of 400m. 37 mph The elevators in Taiwan's Taipei 101 take just 40 seconds to travel from ground level to the 89th floor, with a maximum speed of 1,010m Taipei Tower's Elevator per minute. The lifts even have atmospheric pressure regulatory systems to avoid discomfort for those using them, such as popping ears. 23 mph Athlete Usain Bolt is widely thought to be the fastest human, holding the record for the fastest ever 100m race which he completed in 9.58 Usain Bolt seconds. While it might seem Bolt's speed is down to his fast leg movements, scientists have found that in actual fact athletes tend to take BOLT bigger strides. Sources solarcentre rspb.org.uk grc.nasa.gov solar lighting that works mashable.com enkivillage.com theguardian.com guinessworldrecords.com www.thesolarcentre.co.uk

The Fastest Things in the World

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The Solar Centre’s latest infographic explores some of the fastest things in the world – from the speedy descent down the Insano waterslide in Brazil where you’ll travel forty one metres in less...

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