Thursday, July 02, 2009

If You Break It, Can It Be Put Back Together?

As it turns out, breaking the sound barrier isn't always just about sound. Sometimes it also leaves a visual mark. A photographer on the deck of an aircraft carrier captured the image to the right as a plane overhead went supersonic.

Scientists aren't entirely sure what causes the phenomenon, and it hasn't been well studied. It also doesn't happen every time the sound barrier is broken.

Wait.... Scientists don't fully understand it?!?!? That's it then!!! The only possible rational explanation is that it's a miracle!!!!! Now excuse me while I fall to my knees and ask for divine forgiveness for my wicked ways.

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