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supersonic

being, having, or capable of reaching a speed in excess of the speed of sound

supersonic

[¦sü·pər¦sän·ik]
(acoustics)
(physics)
Of, pertaining to, or dealing with speeds greater than the speed of sound.

supersonic

A flight of a body at a speed greater than the local speed of sound. See subsonic.

speed of sound

Sound waves travel at approximately 750 mph at sea level, but slow down at higher altitudes. The speed of sound is called "Mach 1." Supersonic refers to speeds from Mach 1 to Mach 5 (1 to 5 times the speed of sound), and hypersonic ranges from Mach 5 to Mach 10 (5x to 10x).
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Summary: TEHRAN (Cihan) - Iranian navy has announced that they successfully test-fired a surface-to-sea supersonic missile, three times faster than sound, from their navy base in Persian Gulf.
From Croxteth to Crosby, doors and windows rattled, and in Lee Park, one woman's wardrobe mirror was shattered by the sky-borne sonic booms caused by something moving faster than sound through the night at a low altitude over Liverpool Bay.
Why does Hollywood do this, when light travels faster than sound? But the climax is really good fun so, the next time you see a full moon, howl!
The plane travels faster than sound. After the preparation of JF-17 Thunder fighter plane, Pakistan joined the countries making fighter planes and several countries are interested to buy planes from Pakistan.
Obviously no one can dream of outrunning an object travelling at close to 40,000km/h, much faster than sound at about 1,250km/h.
Based on the fact that light travels faster than sound, which permits us to calculate, for example, the distance of thunderstorms, in this work an all-black screen is suddenly filled by a flash of light, followed by a loud noise.
[check] Light travels much faster than sound. If you see lightning and hear thunder simultaneously, it is close!
Until arrows travel faster than sound, this will always be important.
Although these occur simultaneously, because light travels faster than sound, we see the flash before we hear the clap of thunder.
As World War II drew to a close, there was much debate as to whether a fixed-wing aircraft could fly faster than sound or if a human pilot could survive the experience.
(Light travels faster than sound.) Divide the number of seconds by 5 to get the distance in miles (by 3 for kilometers).

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