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sonic boom

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sonic boom

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Nigel_Knowital Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2007 05:20PM

Sorry, but NO!

It is more likely caused by condensation in the area of pressure differentiation, and not necessarily by a sonic boom.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2007 05:27PM

Explanation: Is this what a sonic boom looks like? When an airplane travels at a speed faster than sound, density waves of sound emitted by the plane cannot precede the plane, and so accumulate in a cone behind the plane. When this shock wave passes, a listener hears all at once the sound emitted over a longer period: a sonic boom. As a plane accelerates to just break the sound barrier, however, an unusual cloud might form. The origin of this cloud is still debated. A leading theory is that a drop in air pressure at the plane described by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity occurs so that moist air condenses there to form water droplets. Above, an F/A-18 Hornet was photographed just as it broke the sound barrier.
ToucanSam Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2007 05:38PM

Everyone's full of shit. TRANSONIC.

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Learn away!
ToucanSam Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2007 05:39PM

I read that "explanation" again from Anon. and I think I just got stupider. WOW
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 20, 2007 08:43PM

This was our first "Image Of The Week" back in 2003.
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