sonic boom

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an explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an airplane traveling faster than the speed of sound

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We have liaised with @EssexPoliceUK who are confirming that this is a sonic boom from a passing aircraft."
In recent years, Gulfstream, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has filed patents for engine design to hush the sonic boom and boost propulsion.
Sonic booms can be a major nuisance, capable of not just startling people on the ground but also causing damage -- like shattered windows -- and this has led to strong restrictions on supersonic flight over land in jurisdictions like the United States.
"The band Sonic Boom are giving their time and will be playing a set for us which will be a huge boost as they have a big following around the local area and are sure to bring something special to the event.
MANAMA: A sonic boom created by a Bahraini fighter jet breaking the sound barrier may have been mistaken for an explosion, it was revealed yesterday.
Experts and engineers from NASA and lead contractor Lockheed Martin say the QueSST design could fly at supersonic speeds without the "disruptive" sonic boom normally produced.
It was large enough to create a sonic boom, and the object could be both seen and heard across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois.
"I heard a really loud boom, first thinking that it was a sonic boom," said resident James Griffin.
Other explanations " include the breaking up of a meteorite in the atmosphere, or the sonic boom of jets breaking the sound barrier.
The assistant professor of music and director of The Sonic Boom of the South marching band gave a speech recently in recognition of the Mississippi Humanities Council award.
The latest video games from Sega, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS, serve as prequels to the stories revealed in Sonic's first CG-animated series, which debuts this month on Cartoon Network.
A sonic boom is created as an aircraft breaks the sound barrier.
Sonic and his three pals -- tinkering fox Tails, brutish echidna Knuckles and hammer-wielding hedgehog Amy -- are starring together in a new Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game, as well as a Cartoon Network series set for release later this year, called ''Sonic Boom.'' The games and TV series will share the new style, voice actors, locales, storylines and more.
The spokesman said: "Authorisation was given for one of the Typhoons to transit at supersonic speed over land, which resulted in the sonic boom heard by the public.
Summary: A loud bang heard across a large part of England on Thursday night was from a sonic boom caused by a Typhoon jet.