An Air Force T-38C training jet creates shockwaves in the atmosphere as it travels at supersonic speeds in front of the sun. | NASA/Ken Ulbrich

NASA Captures Stunning Photo of a Sonic Shockwave

Using the modern version of a 150 year-old technique, NASA has photographed an incredible view of an aircraft's sonic boom.

Published On 04/13/2016
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Schlieren photograph of a T-38C traveling faster than sound. | NASA/Ken Ulbrich