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Date: 09/12/06 02:03 AM

46 Responses to Breaking the Sound Barrier

  1. Profile photo of gals4me
    gals4me Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 12:20 am
    Link: Breaking the Sound Barrier - It is a strange phenomenon.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    September 12, 2006 at 2:05 am
    That is cool. Its almost otherworldly
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    phaseout2004 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 2:11 am
    in case of an emergency break the sound barrier and re-elect. fudge you very much.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 2:19 am
    neato mosquito.
  5. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2006 at 2:22 am
    Before anyone says anything, its not photoshopped. I love reality, nothing blows the mind quite like it.
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    prodotto Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 2:54 am
    goaliejerry, sadly someone is going to add the usual "This is photoshopped...pixels...blah" statement regardless of your comment. Unfortunately, it has become the lastest message board phenomenon.
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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2006 at 3:01 am
    Who didn`t know this already? A phenomenon known since the mid 1900`s is suddenly a hughe deal?
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    upendy Female 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 4:18 am
    nice!
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    short_as_pie Female 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 4:20 am
    just because its been known for ages doesnt make it any less of a phenomenon.. never seen pictures that good of it before though, awesome.
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    tawnymw1988 Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 4:28 am
    A phenomenon known for ages... Like learning to write? Yeah, that`s hughe, alright!!!
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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:14 am
    I sure do find it as fascinating, Ammie. It`s just that I knew that ages ago.
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    maples Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:15 am
    I liked the jet that shot sos missles and made that angel shape behind it... that was awesome.
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    Pitbull3291 Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 8:57 am
    actually everyone says that someone is gonna say its gonna be photoshopped more than other people say its photoshopped in general....so just stop and comment on the freakin thing...(thts crazy)
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 8:59 am
    This is photoshopped...pixels...blah
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    Homer Jay Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 9:07 am
    I just would like to point out that as the plane aproaches and crosses the sound barrier, you see cloud like formations such as in the pictures. Although the formations are present much longer than just at the moment when the barrier is crossed.
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 11:06 am
    The phenomenon is called a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. It is formed just before a sonic boom, when the sweeping air around the vehicle pressure and temperature drops low enough to allow water vapour to imediatley condense into droplets as a fine mist.
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 12:03 pm
    I lived under Langley Airforce base and by Norfolk Naval Base, really loud when the were allowed to do this over us...
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
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    September 12, 2006 at 12:32 pm
    I don`t reckon they were created in photoshop (apart from the first one) however, i do think that they may possibly enhanced the images with photoshop.
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    mise Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 12:42 pm
    those pictures are great.how fast is the speed of sound exactly?just curious.
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    Bennyd Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 12:54 pm
    I wish i was the pilot. If I was, it would just end up being one of those things you say at an old folks home, but really cool nevertheless
  21. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    So, I wonder what happens when you break the speed of light? Put that in your F-16 and smoke it, Maverick! :-)
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 1:42 pm
    boom
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    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 1:54 pm
    Really cool.
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    excelman Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2006 at 3:13 pm
    That is cool...Im surprised that it hasn`t been featured much in movies. You would think that would be cool to see in a Top Gun type of movie
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 3:21 pm
    good job copying that other guys comment ryan14. if you dont have an explanation, neither does anyone else, so shut up.
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    itsgeorge Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 3:23 pm
    seen it before.
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    mostclever Female 30-39
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    September 12, 2006 at 3:54 pm
    On 9/12/2006 11:06:41 AM ryan14 wrote: The phenomenon is called a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. It is formed just before a sonic boom, when the sweeping air around the vehicle pressure and temperature drops low enough to allow water vapour to imediatley condense into droplets as a fine mist.

    Wow, thanks for the copy and paste. B-|

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    ranon Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 4:55 pm
    considering the speed that the aircraft were travelling, it is really a diffifult job to get those pictures
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    trashcan678 Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:13 pm
    that was really cool
  30. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:36 pm
    I don`t think it`s photoshoped. It looks like the jets flew through clouds.
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    guapodude Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:44 pm
    This phenomenon is called a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity. It is formed just before a sonic boom, when the sweeping air around the vehicle pressure and temperature drops low enough to allow water vapour to imediatley condense into droplets as a fine mist.
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    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:44 pm
    On 9/12/2006 12:42:56 PM mise wrote: those pictures are great.how fast is the speed of sound exactly?just curious.
    761 miles per hour. So very very fast.

    It isn`t photoshopped, none of them are. That is actually what it looks like when the sound barrier is broken. I hate it when people slap "photoshop" on something when it looks SLIGHTLY out of the ordinary.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    That is exactly how my brother farts.
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    joolia Female 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 7:58 pm
    ^ Hahahahaha.

    pretty cool though. must`ve been huge the first time it happened.

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
    Looks kind of fishy. And in the first and last one it looks like he`s going through a cloud. If it`s true, cool! :-)
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    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 8:30 pm
    smagboy you cannot break the speed of light you can only approach it and as you get get nearer to it time sees to slow. simple as the theory of reletivity XD
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    Runner15 Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 9:23 pm
    Thats pretty awesome, ive actually been at an air show where they had one of the Blue Angels breaking the sound barrier, we had to stand pretty far back, but it was awesome.
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    Runner15 Male 13-17
    38 posts
    September 12, 2006 at 9:24 pm
    and its not photoshopped for the dippoos that say it is
  39. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    September 12, 2006 at 9:33 pm
    is this real???it looks so kool!
  40. Profile photo of joeyhndc
    joeyhndc Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    Actually the speed of sound depends on the temperature... i think the formula is 332 + 0.6(t) in meters a second and degrees celcius :) go metric!
    The freakiest thing about light by far though is that whole frame of reference thing. If you shoot a light beam and accelerate to the speed of light, the light beam would still be travelling away from you at the speed of light. No matter what speed you hit, you can`t pass it and it`ll always move away at the speed of light.
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 11:41 pm
    hahaha ok ryan, i was planning on posting the same thing for people that didn`t notice it, but giving credit to "matt the wise".
    plageriser.
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    magic_number Female 13-17
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    September 13, 2006 at 2:51 pm
    Oh, I like those...especially the second one. Very pretty :)
  43. Profile photo of ICRice92
    ICRice92 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2006 at 2:11 am
    lmao ryan14 and guapodude think they`re being brilliant
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2006 at 5:10 pm
    BADASS!!!
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2006 at 7:29 am
    ryan14 and Guapodude or so clever to copy and paste the text from that site, all they need to do now is post the pics here and nobody will need to click on the link *sarcastic cough*
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    chaosgirl Female 13-17
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    September 16, 2006 at 4:14 pm
    That`s cool...I never knew there was a visual aspect to it...The second pic is my fave.

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