03 July 2013

Wait for it...

Video of the failed launch of a Russian Proton-M rocket carrying a spacecraft.  Posted not for the "fireworks" or the "fail" aspect, but for the delay (10 full seconds) between impact and the arrival of the sound wave.  The Reddit discussion thread notes the failure of most Hollywood movies to accurately depict this difference between light and sound.

1 comment:

  1. But actors can outrun high explosives which have an expansion rate of ≈25,000 feet per second.


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