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How fast is 85 yards per minute?

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It's about one-eighty-fifth as fast as a Peregrine Falcon.
In other words, the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 83.30 times 85 yards per minute.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 7,090 yards per minute when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as fast as The Speed of Sound.
In other words, 85 yards per minute is 0.00378 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 265 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)
The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 22,500 yards per minute. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 98,200 yards per minute to 102,000 yards per minute in water, depending on its salinity.
It's about one-three-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 85 yards per minute is 0.00337 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 297 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 25,200 yards per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 530 times 85 yards 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 44,000 yards per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about one-seven-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 85 yards per minute is 0.00142 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 704 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 60,000 yards 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 one-six-thousandth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 85 yards per minute is 0.00016729 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 5,977.60 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 508,110 yards 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 one-thirty-thousandth as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 32,000 times 85 yards per minute.
(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 730,000 yards per minute and 4,700,000 yards 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 180,000 yards per minute.