Sonic Boom Explained

Submitted by: canusuck 6 years ago in Science

Cool explanation of a sonic boom with sweet video of a low flying plane. Impress your friends at parties with this info.
There are 33 comments:
Male 6,694
Thats very cool.
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Male 208
how interesting
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Female 3,001
how uninteresting
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Male 282
wow 3 adds all the same...
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Male 1,834
i guess it`s spelled Guile LOL
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Male 1,834
i need Gile to explain this
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Female 1,623
My nerdy mind thought this had nothing to do with science and was about a videogame instead
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Male 155
i thought this vid would tell me to hold back for 2 seconds then forward and any punch button.
yeah. easy joke, and probably said already.
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Male 232
Ha! Wrong again, OldOllie! I have no friends at all! Looks like you don`t know what you`re talking about. I`m going to go cry myself to sleep now...
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Male 985
lurning is fhun
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Male 8
@ Siolas.... Reverse that statement. Light travels faster then sound. So you SEE lightning before you HEAR it. Someone should have told you this sooner. ;-)
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Male 138
wow you hear lightning before you see it. someone should have told me this sooner. lol
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Male 25,416
learning is fun!
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Male 15,832
"Impress your friends at party with this info"

If we had any friends, do you think we`d be hanging out here? LOL!


(Okay, for all you libs getting ready to fling your poo at me, this is an example of self-deprecating humor. It`s a joke. I really do have friends, as I`m sure you do, too.)
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Male 284
Holy poo, does her voice rape anyone elses ears? I could barely listen to this.
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Male 310
"Impress your friends at party with this info"

Really?
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Male 2,700
Most of this video is derived from her personal observation which, obviously, is almost all wrong. The biggest flap I noticed was saying the shuttle does not break the barrier on the way up. Uhh, yeah. Alos the soundbye she provided seems to not even HAVE a sonic boom in it. At least not the booms ive heard through growing up military and serving 8 years in the Navy.

Odd lil tidbit o info though, unless it is air shows producing a sonic boom is actually frowned upon due to the immence amount of fuel it takes to achieve the speed. It is also incredibly damaging to the planes. This can cause stress fractures, mess with the instruments, and in one case I have seen myself, crack the HUD screen due to the vibration and pressure created.
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Male 74
Coooool
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Male 76
What about Guile`s Sonic Boom? How do you explain that?
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Male 17,512
I hate to be a stickler here, But the space shuttles do break the sound barrier on the way up, Not just on the way down.

If you ever watch a launch they don`t go `full throttle` until they break the sound barrier, After launch, To reduce stress on the vehicle.
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Male 914
This was a poor explanation of a sonic boom and much more complicated than it needed to be.
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Male 1,548
She`s wrong about the visual effect. that is caused only in special conditions when there is enough moisture in the air to condense when the cooling effect of the pressure differential is caused by the sonic boom. You normally only see it over the ocean.
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Male 1,244
Two minutes in, CREEPER!!!
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Female 836
I live in Tampa Florida and work on the second story of a warehouse. A few years back when a space shuttle landed at Cape Kennedy, the sonic boom it made was right over our heads and shook the floor like a wave.
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Male 9,306
"it`s called sarcasm. look it up wanker."

Now, now, behave. Or do I have to get the duct tape again?
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Female 857
TalcumX what is your definition of the word WANKER?
I want to see if the US and UK versions are the same thing......ah ah ah, no googling.
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Male 2,506
That video at like 1:30 is epic
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Male 561
it`s called sarcasm. look it up wanker.
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Male 1,678
She is speaking English, very clear English, in an Engliah accent, if you can`t understand her you need your hearing tested.
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Male 4,807
over 16 million views.... I`m pretty sure this vid has been around the block a few times.
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Male 561
it`d be better if she spoke english
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Male 2,056
yeah but I already knew that
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Male 808
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