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 It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as fast as The Speed of Light. In other words, 652 miles per minute is 0.00005833437210 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 17,142.55190 times that amount. (C) (in a vacuum)The speed of light (and all other electromagnetic radiation) in a perfect vacuum is known as "c" and measures exactly 11,176,943.80 miles per minute, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 7,451,295.880 miles per minute when passing through the glass of a typical window. It's about one-fifth as fast as a bolt of Lightning. In other words, 652 miles per minute is 0.180 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 5.60 times that amount. (atmospheric electrical discharge)A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 3,600 miles per minute when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year. It's about two-fifths as fast as a Meteor. In other words, 652 miles per minute is 0.420 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 2.40 times that amount. (formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")Small meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds between 410 miles per minute and 2,700 miles per minute, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 100 miles per minute. It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as The Space Shuttle. In other words, 652 miles per minute is 2.25840 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 0.442790 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 288.70 miles per minute. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process. It's about nineteen times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle). In other words, 652 miles per minute is 19.10 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.0524 times that amount. (5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 34.10 miles per minute. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces. It's about thirty times as fast as a Jet Fighter. In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.038 times 652 miles per minute. (for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 25 miles per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about 45 times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun). In other words, 652 miles per minute is 45.50 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.022 times that amount. (for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 14.30 miles per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.