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Is thunder god bowling?

Thunder is the sound of the lightening cracking the sound barrier as it is breaking through the earths atmosphere.


What are some manmade sources for siesmic waves?

Detonation of explosives, sonic boom (a jet breaking the sound barrier), launch of the space shuttles and large rockets.


How many fps does a pellet have to shoot to break the sound barrier?

It must travel over 1126 FPS to break the sound barrier. several air rifles are capable of this speed.


What sound does thunder make?

Strictly speaking thunder doesn't make a sound. Thunder IS the sound made by lightning. Thunder is always proceeded by lightning and the sound is literally the sound of the bolt of lightning ripping through the air at an incredible speed ionising the air, rapidly raising temperature, breaking the sound barrier and physically hitting the earth. The sound can be described as a rumble, a screech, a boom or a crack depending upon your proximity to the lightning and its type.


Why is there a bang when you break the sound barrier?

The sound barrier is formed by pressure waves building up on each other. Imagine a singer. If you have a second singer sing with them it sounds louder. Add more singers and the loudness goes up. This is because the sound waves are constructively interfering with each other or building up. The same happens with the sound barrier. The pressure wave built up has a very high intensity but, because all of the sound waves occupy the same space, the wave creates a very short, but loud "Boom."

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When was the first breaking of the sound barrier?

The first breaking of the sound barrier was during World War 2. One can find more information from Wikipedia. By 1950s, new aircraft broke the sound barrier.


What does breaking the sound barrier cause?

Breaking the "sound barrier" causes a shock wave in the air that may be perceived by those on the ground as a sonic boom.


Is the snap of a whip the sound of the tip breaking the sound barrier?

Yes.


Who won the Oscar for Sound in 1952?

Breaking the Sound Barrier won the Oscar for Sound in 1952.


What did Chuck Yeager become famous?

by breaking the sound barrier in a plane


The first flight faster than the speed of sound was called?

It was referred to as breaking the sound barrier.


What are the release dates for Modern Marvels - 1994 Breaking the Sound Barrier 9-30?

Modern Marvels - 1994 Breaking the Sound Barrier 9-30 was released on: USA: 16 July 2003


How does a whip crack?

The noise results from the tip of the whip breaking the sound barrier.


Would a pilot in a plane breaking the sound barrier hear a sonic boom?

no


How did chuck yeager affect history?

he did this by breaking the sound barrier (also known asthe sound of speed)


How many decibels are needed to break the sound barrier?

The sound barrier is a term associated with the speed of sound in air. In that light, breaking the sound barrier is done with speed and not with a loud (many decibel) sound. We don't see anyone breaking the sound barrier by exceeding "x" number of decibels, but by exceeding the speed of sound in air.The speed of sound in air is about 343 meters per second, which is about 1,126 feet per second. That's about 1,236 kilometres per hour, or about 768 miles per hour. To break the sound barrier, a speedster would have to be moving faster than that figure. And because of the shock waves that the vehicle would have to pass through when breaking the sound barrier, that speedster would probably "feel" vibrations in the vehicle when passing through the sound barrier.


Is thunder god bowling?

Thunder is the sound of the lightening cracking the sound barrier as it is breaking through the earths atmosphere.

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