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What visual effect is associated with a plane's breaking the sound barrier, or reaching supersonic speed?

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What visual effect is associated with a plane's breaking the sound barrier, or reaching supersonic speed?
posted Jun 7, 2019 by Maninder Bath

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An opaque cone on its side, with the plane as a projectile emerging from the apex. The phenomenon is a shock wave. It was first predicted and described by Austrian physicist Ernst Mach (1838-1916).

answer Jul 12, 2019 by Pratiksha Shetty
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