NASA Images Show Shockwave Interaction Between Supersonic Aircraft NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center has captured the first images of the interaction between shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft in flight. The images of a pair of Northrop T-38 trainers were taken using an inflight photography technique called air-to-air background-oriented schlieren (AirBOS). The technique uses images taken against a visually textured background to reveal changes in air density caused by shockwaves ...

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