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've had bright ones over the state, but nothing of this magnitude to, at least in our area, to cause a sonic boom," Alan Peche, director of the Barlow Planetarium at UW Fox Valley, told Fox 11.
Benson begins by explaining the science behind the cause of the sonic phenomenon known as a sonic boom.
HALF of all sonic booms recorded from ghter jets in the UK over the past ve years occurred above Wales.
The MOD has received 15 claims for compensation as a result of sonic booms in the past five years and had paid out PS1.
People flooded social networking sites to say the explanation did not stack up, claiming the sonic boom would not have been heard over such a large area and it would not have caused so many side-effects.
The sonic boom triggered a flood of 911 calls, this caused the lines to collapse in some areas of Pierce County.
It travels at the speed of sound to your ear, which detects it as a loud noise called a sonic boom (see diagram, p.
This sonic boom alarm is the perfect way to cure laziness
As part of the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration program, NAVAIR, NASA, and DARPA produced the first in-flight validation of hitherto untested theories about how modifying an aircraft's shape can affect sonic boom intensity.
A flight conducted in August showed that by modifying an aircraft's shape the intensity of the sonic boom can be greatly reduced.
Could we fully appreciate a glorious pop music masterpiece like Donna Summer's "Last Dance" without the bellowing sonic boom of something like, well, The Ethel Merman Disco Album?