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Making a supersonic jet in your kitchen Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Making a supersonic jet in your kitchen
Description:
What exactly happens when an object makes a splash in water? The disk shown above was pulled into water in a reproducible way to investigate the splash.

- The results were surprising... including a supersonic jet of air!
- To learn more, see Making a supersonic jet in your kitchen, and don't miss the video of the splash.
Image:
Image credit: American Physical Society; <a href="http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/airflow.cfm" target="_blank"> Image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/disk-splash-large-7-19-10.jpg" target="_blank">Larger Image</a>
Image credit: American Physical Society; Image source; Larger Image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/disk-splash-large-7-19-10.jpg
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August 16, 2010 - September 1, 2010