Supersonic speed is faster than the speed of sound, which is 768 miles per hour at sea level. Some familiar objects capable of traveling that quickly are bullets, whips and jet planes. More »

Sound travels through water at a speed of around 3316 miles per hour or 1.482 kilometers per second. That is about 4.3 times faster than sound travels through air. The speed changes slightly depending on the salinity of ... More »

The speed of sound in dry air is approximately 344 meters per second, or 770 miles per hour. This assumes dry air at sea level with a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. More »

When light travels in a vacuum, its speed is 186,282 miles per second. The fastest aircraft, which is the Boeing-43 scramjet, has a speed of 7,546 miles per hour. If these two speeds are compared, the jet's speed is appr... More »

The speed of light in mph (miles per hour) is 6.702 x 108 mph or more precisely 670,616,629 mph. In metric units, the speed of light in a vacuum is 2.998 x 108 m/sec. More » Science Physics Optics & Waves

Breaking the sound barrier requires exceeding the speed of sound, which is approximately 761 miles per hour at seal level when the air temperature is 59 degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature decreases, the speed of soun... More »

On land, hippos can run at speeds of 18-31 miles per hour, though they can only sustain this speed over short distances; in water, hippos can move at about 5 miles per hour. Hippos can easily outrun and are known to be q... More »