Hornet breaking the sound barrier


Isn't it lovely (it isn't new. The pic is from 1999 and I've seen it before. But seeing it on someone's wiki page reminded me). Far better than a Green Hornet.

Or maybe you'd rather listen to the wabbit.

[Update: see various comments. The situation is more complex than I though, and possibly not fully understood. See-also cute pix here -W]

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Oh. That kind of hornet. If it had been vespa crabro, it would have been a lot more sensational.

By Phillip IV (not verified) on 09 Jul 2010 #permalink

Such a picturesque way of delivering death and destruction.

"breaking the sound barrier". On a science blog, no less. Oy vey, the power of folk tales/physics is strong in this one society.

By Torbjörn Lars… (not verified) on 09 Jul 2010 #permalink

> If the associated volumes cannot quickly change,
> then the ideal gas law suggests that the temperature
> in the low pressure regions must drop

Well, that refutes the theory that the temperature of Venus is so high due to supersonic flights by its natives, anyhow.