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danielkaiser
09-03-2010, 02:14 AM
Go BOOM!

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/09/02/kablam-2/

Elmar Moelzer
09-03-2010, 03:17 AM
Funny how many LWers read Phils blog :)

JeffrySG
09-03-2010, 07:21 AM
That was very cool! :D

daforum
09-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Amazing images :thumbsup:

KennethPedersen
09-03-2010, 11:30 AM
very informative, I did not think about how the light would travel faster then the shock wave. Might need to apply that to a space ship blowing up....

danielkaiser
09-03-2010, 11:43 AM
very informative, I did not think about how the light would travel faster then the shock wave. Might need to apply that to a space ship blowing up....

That was my thought exactly.

*Pete*
09-04-2010, 02:54 AM
very informative, I did not think about how the light would travel faster then the shock wave. Might need to apply that to a space ship blowing up....


well, a spaceship would get hit by the light, yes...but not by a shockwave (other than fragments from the explosive).

kosmodave
09-04-2010, 02:32 PM
Wonder why the plane was the only thing burning when there must have been some combustible material on the upper ground level around the target which should have been closer to the blast :stumped: , or does missile blast light only travel straight down?

Dave.


PS. Just an observation, not meaning to be disbelieving or controversial here :D