What Is Faster Than Sound?

Things that are faster than sound (343 m/s) are

  • Light (299,792,458 m/s),
  • Muzzle velocity of a bullet (550-1250 m/s),
  • Shock waves (370 m/s),
  • North American X-15 fighter jet (2000 m/s),
  • Space shuttle (8000 m/s),
  • Meteorites (11000-72000 m/s),
  • Satellites (3130 m/s),
  • The surface of the earth at the equator (460 m/s),
  • Speed of earth around the sun (30,000 m/s),
  • And of course the superhero flash (1132 m/s).

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Professor Atom is a science enthusiast and alumni of IIT Bombay. According to him, every question can be solved with curiosity and mind mapping. ( Curiosity = Asking Questions = Learning )

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