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"What Supersonic Looks Like"

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The visual phenomenon, which sometimes but not always accompanies the breaking of the sound barrier, has also been seen with nuclear blasts and just after space shuttles launches, too. A vapor cone was photographed as the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission rocketed skyward in 1969.

The phenomenon is not well studied. Scientists refer to it as a vapor cone, shock collar, or shock egg, and it's thought to be created by what's called a Prandtl-Glauert singularity.

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The visual phenomenon, which sometimes but not always accompanies the breaking of the sound barrier, has also been seen with nuclear blasts and just after space shuttles launches, too. A vapor cone was photographed as the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission rocketed skyward in 1969.

The phenomenon is not well studied. Scientists refer to it as a vapor cone, shock collar, or shock egg, and it's thought to be created by what's called a Prandtl-Glauert singularity.

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There are lots of pictures around showing that effect. I find it to be quite fascinating.

This one makes it look like the plane is coming from another dimension.

supersonic.jpg

Use Google to search for 'supersonic cloud' and you'll get a few more pics.

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I think I have mentioned this before, but the first time I ever saw a plane going supersonic was in the 70s when an F-14 flew over me and other people during a "family day" on the USS America. Stunning!

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The visual phenomenon, which sometimes but not always accompanies the breaking of the sound barrier, has also been seen with nuclear blasts and just after space shuttles launches, too. A vapor cone was photographed as the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission rocketed skyward in 1969.

The phenomenon is not well studied. Scientists refer to it as a vapor cone, shock collar, or shock egg, and it's thought to be created by what's called a Prandtl-Glauert singularity.

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There are lots of pictures around showing that effect. I find it to be quite fascinating.

This one makes it look like the plane is coming from another dimension.

supersonic.jpg

Use Google to search for 'supersonic cloud' and you'll get a few more pics.

Quite a picture. Cotton balls out of jets is much more wonderful than rabbits out of hats.

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Use Google to search for 'supersonic cloud' and you'll get a few more pics.

Here's a link to the search Paul recommended. I like this picture a lot, as it shows the cloud both forming and formed (the image is too large to post directly.)

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Use Google to search for 'supersonic cloud' and you'll get a few more pics.

Here's a link to the search Paul recommended. I like this picture a lot, as it shows the cloud both forming and formed (the image is too large to post directly.)

Thanks, John. That is one cool picture. Truely beautiful "creation" science.

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The visual phenomenon, which sometimes but not always accompanies the breaking of the sound barrier, has also been seen with nuclear blasts and just after space shuttles launches, too. A vapor cone was photographed as the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission rocketed skyward in 1969.

The phenomenon is not well studied. Scientists refer to it as a vapor cone, shock collar, or shock egg, and it's thought to be created by what's called a Prandtl-Glauert singularity.

Link

There are lots of pictures around showing that effect. I find it to be quite fascinating.

This one makes it look like the plane is coming from another dimension.

supersonic.jpg

Use Google to search for 'supersonic cloud' and you'll get a few more pics.

Jet through its own cloud

....................is going,

Past the speed of sound

....................is flowing;

Made of man, his mind's

....................great knowing,

Glory to the sky

....................is showing!

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