NASA shared the pictures of the flow of Shock Wave taken from the Supersonic aircraft
"Who knew breaking barriers could feel so good?" Something similar is written in NASA's new Instagram post. The space agency has posted the first air-to-air photos of supersonic shock wave interaction
"Who knew breaking barriers could feel so good?" Something similar is written in NASA's new Instagram post. The space agency has posted the first air-to-air photos of supersonic shock wave interactions, which are amazing.
Along with the photos, NASA also wrote a lengthy caption to give more details about the photos, they wrote, "When planes fly faster than the speed of sound, shockwaves travel away from them and heard on the ground as a sonic boom. With exceptional clarity, @NASAAero captured the flow of these shock waves from a supersonic aircraft in 2019, and for the first time, the interaction of the shocks in flight."
In the next few lines, they describe that the original image is monochromatic and is shown as colored composites in the first two pictures. Sharing its caption, the space agency concluded, "This same imaging system is being prepared to data capture to validating the design of our X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology X-plane, which will fly supersonic, but will produce shockwaves in such a way that only a quiet thump may be heard."
Since being posted about 9 hours ago, this post has got more than 8 lakh likes so far. People are surprised to see these pictures and are also commenting a lot.
Many people wrote "Wow" to express their reactions. One Instagram user wrote, "This is unbelievable," some even shared fire emojis to show their reaction.