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Posts tagged sonic boom

September 14, 2009


Jet breaking the sound barrier

Aircrafts And Their Supersonic Boom

Speed isn't the only factor affecting the sonic boom. Size and altitude also plays a vital role.

September 11, 2009


F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet

Faster Than The Speed Of Sound: The Sonic Boom Of Aircraft

In October of 1947, U.S. Air Force Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound.

May 19, 2008


Cracking Whip

A Supersonic Whipper-snapper

Remarkably, when someone cracks a whip they actually make the tip of the whip move faster than the speed of sound. The crack is actually a miniature sonic boom.

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