Supersonic Gunpowder

Supersonic Gunpowder

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Caption: Supersonic spent gunpowder exiting a gun in front of the .45 caliber bullet. The gunpowder will travel up to 20 feet from the point of discharge. This gunpowder can be detected on clothing and skin to determine the location of individuals at the scene of a crime. The schlieren optical system images different air pressures with different colors of light. This image freezes the motion by using a high speed flash with a duration of 1/2,000,000th of a second.

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Keywords: .45 caliber, .45 caliber bullet, .45 caliber bullets, bullet, bullets, crime, crime scene, fire arm, firearm, forensics, gun, gun powder, gunpowder, hand gun, handgun, high speed photography, high-speed photography, investigation, powder, shoot, smokeless, smokeless powder, weapon

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