Top 10 Fastest Things In The Universe!


Raymond Li, Contributor

Welcome to the Top Ten List! Each edition we break down a Top Ten List. This edition will focus on the Top 10 Fastest Things in the Universe! Our ranking is based on popular opinion and votes.

1. Fastest Achievable Speed – Speed of Light

Is the reason that nothing can go faster than light because we have not tried hard enough? | Science Questions with Surprising Answers

The fastest any matter, signal, or energy can move through space is at the speed of light. 299,792,458 meters per second, or 186,282.397 miles per second, is the exact value. Since it is a universal constant, the speed of light plays a crucial part in physics.

2. Fastest Internet – South Korea

South Korea has world's fastest internet

As of May 2020, South Korea had the fastest cellular internet, with an average connection speed of approximately 60 Mb/s, according to Opensignal, a U.K.-based mobile analytics company. The fastest fixed broadband internet is available in South Korea, with an average connection speed of 245.5 Mb/s.

3. Fastest Moving Star (in Our Galaxy) – S4714

The fastest star in our galaxy moves at 8 per cent the speed of light | New Scientist

A supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A (Sgr A) is located in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It attracts hundreds of surrounding stars to its orbit and uses gravity to boost them into extremely high speeds. S4717, a star in our galaxy, is travelling at 15,000 miles per second, or 8% the speed of light, making it the fastest star in the universe. It takes 12 years for it to complete an orbit around Sgr A.

4. Fastest Car – Thrust SSC

What's the Fastest Car in the World? | HowStuffWorks

The fastest car, also known as the fastest land speed record, is the Thrust SSC driven by Andy Green (UK), which broke the sound barrier for the first time at 763 mph (1,227.9 km/h), or Mach 1.020. On October 15, 1997, a mile was driven in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA, and the supersonic speed was recorded.

5. Fastest Aircraft – SR-71

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird | National Air and Space Museum

The fastest aircraft can arrive at 210 bunches. The SR-71 traveled at over Mach 3. At an altitude of more than 16 miles, or 25,908 meters, (85,000 feet), above the Earth. It would be able to function in a secure manner at a maximum speed of Mach 3.

6. Fastest planet – Mercury

Fastest Planet in Solar System According To Revolution And Rotation Information of the world

Mercury, the fastest planet in the Solar System, has a real world record. It completes a full orbit of the Sun every 87 days and 21 hours at an average speed of 107,029 miles per hour (172,248 kilometers per hour). Mercury’s orbital speed shifts throughout its year. Mercury travels at 86,927 mph (139,896 km/h) when it is far from the Sun. However, when it is pulled deeper into the Sun’s gravity well, it travels at 131,934 mph (212,328 km/h), which is more than 2,000 times faster than a cheetah.

7. The Fastest Human-Made Object – NASA Parker Solar Probe

NASA Breaks Solar System Speed Record With Parker Solar Probe

The NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, which utilized the gravitational pull of the Sun to reach a speed of 535,000 kilometers per hour, is the man-made object that travels the fastest. However, the fact that it is only 0.05% of the speed of light (300,000 kilometers per second) will surprise you.

8. Tachyon

The Physics of Tachyons: What Are Tachyons? - Owlcation

Tachyons are based on the premise that they lose speed when they gain energy and gain speed when they lose energy. The speed of light is Tachyon’s slowest speed.

9. Fastest Bird – Peregrine Falcon

What Is The Fastest Bird In The World? (Max Speed, Level… | Birdfact

Without a doubt, the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird in the sky. It has been measured only when stooping or diving at speeds greater than 83.3 m/s (186 mph).

10. Fastest Animal – Cheetahs

The Fastest Animal On Earth Is Not A Cheetah

Cheetahs can cover great distances with each stride thanks to their long, flexible spines. As they run faster, they vary the number of strides they take per second, taking more strides per second. At maximum velocity, cheetahs can go 23 feet in a solitary step and can finish four steps each second.

Hope your summer does not go too fast!!!