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Sonic boom

A sonic boom is the audible component of a shock wave in air.

The term is commonly used to refer to the air shocks caused by the supersonic flight of military aircraft or passenger transports such as Concorde (Mach 2.2, no longer flying) and the Space Shuttle (Mach 27).

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