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Why did a jet fighter break the sound barrier over Paris?

September 30th, 2020

A massive boom was heard all over Paris earlier today. Defense Department officials say it was the result of a jet fighter breaking the sound barrier high over the city. It’s unclear why the plane was flying over the city and why it broke the sound barrier, but it may have been accidental. A massive …

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This is what a sonic boom looks like

March 6th, 2019

Anyone who has experienced a sonic boom for themselves knows just how startling the massive clap of energy can feel. Sonic booms can carry for huge distances and, depending on how far they have to travel, they can shatter windows, shake buildings, and generally disrupt life… but what does a sonic boom look like? NASA …

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NASA is about to test ‘quiet’ sonic booms over Texas

July 4th, 2018

Humans have already mastered the art of going really really fast in the sky, and modern technology has made topping the speed of sound a trivial thing, but there’s one big problem with going supersonic: those dang booms! Now, NASA is planning to test a new method to reduce the startling noise of a sonic …