Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier? Feature Summary

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Physics in Your World
Title:
Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?
Description:
This is an Air Force F-22 Raptor producing a cloud as it breaks the sound barrier above an aircraft carrier. To learn more about how the cloud forms, and see a similar photo, check out Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?

To learn more, see Hyperphysics' Sound barrier.

(This feature was updated on August 31, 2013.)
Image:
image credit: U.S. Navy photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald Dejarnett; <a href=" http://www.af.mil/photos/mediagallery.asp?galleryID=8083&page=3" target="_blank"> Image source</a>;<a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Jed-cloud-large-6-3-10.gif" target="_blank"> Larger image </a>
image credit: U.S. Navy photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald Dejarnett; Image source; Larger image
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