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Supersonic shock waves, Schifrin image

Supersonic shock waves, Schifrin image

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Supersonic shock waves. Schifrin image showing the shock wave created by a supersonic jet flying in front of the Sun. Schifrin imaging is a method used to visualise density variations in transparent media. Here, it has been used to view the propagating disturbance in air created by an aircraft moving at the speed of sound.

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