Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ares I-X Launch Image Gallery

Universe Today has an Ares I-X Launch Image Gallery "There are some great images of Wednesday's Ares I-X launch. Most notable is this one of the Prandtl–Glauert singularity bow shock that formed around the 327-foot-tall rocket as it went supersonic at about 39 seconds into the flight"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw this during launch and thought that it lasted an unusually long time.

This phenomena is even more visually stunning when a jet plane is photographed going supersonic (see Wikipedia Prandtl-Glauert singularity).