# What happens if you move at the speed of sound?

## What happens if you move at the speed of sound?

As a moving source of sound, the object causes the Doppler Effect. When that object reaches the speed of sound, air cannot readily move out of the way and a shock wave is formed. When the object is moving faster than sound, the resulting sounds travel behind the object, creating a sonic boom.

## What do you hear when traveling at the speed of sound?

If your travelling at or above the speed of sound, can you hear yourself or others talk? Actually, so long as you aren’t travelling with your head sticking out of the plane (which would be a very bad idea), you can hear just fine. This is because the air in the plane is moving with you.

Is traveling at the speed of sound possible?

No, this is not true. Unlike the speed of light, for example, there isn’t anything particularly special about the speed of sound that would prevent you from traveling exactly at it.

What happens if you go supersonic?

Supersonic speed occurs when an object travels faster than the speed of sound (Mach 1) – 1,236 km/h. Concorde was capable of a velocity more than twice the speed of sound, clocking in at Mach 2.04 (2,180 km/h). Once an object exceeds Mach 1, it manages to outrun the sound waves it produces, which creates a sonic boom.

### What happens when a plane reaches Mach 1?

Once an object exceeds Mach 1, it manages to outrun the sound waves it produces, which creates a sonic boom. The loud crack of a sonic boom is a complication when it comes to supersonic flight.

### Do you stop aging at the speed of light?

The simple answer is, anything moving through space at c, equal to the speed of light in a vacuum, experiences zero time flow. If you were to travel at the speed of light, you would experience no time.

How much time would pass on Earth if you traveled at the speed of light?

five years
If you travelled at the speed of light, how would you experience time? Travelling in space for three years at close to the speed of light would equal five years on Earth. This indicates how an astronaut might age on a long space journey.

How fast do sound waves travel through the air?

For instance, when a train is moving on a railroad made up of steel, the sound waves thus produced travel via these tracks. At room temperature, sound travels through air with a speed of 343 m/s, through water at 1,482 m/s, and through steel at 5,960 m/s.

## What is high speed vibration and low speed vibration?

High speed vibration = high frequency = short wavelength = high pitch. Low speed vibration = low frequency = long waves = low pitch. Describe how vibration cause sound? Vibration does not cause sound, vibration IS sound. Sound is merely how our brains interpret the vibration that comes into our ears. How does the sound energy form?

## Why does sound travel faster in a gaseous medium?

If its density is quite high, then sound would travel at a faster pace. When sound travels through gaseous medium, its speed varies with respect to changes in temperature. The frequency of sound waves is nothing but the total number of vibrations that have been produced.

What does it feel like to travel at the speed of sound?

Right now, the earth is rotating at around 1000 miles per hour, which is more than the speed of sound ( 767.269 mph). Or take the speed of the earth’s orbit around the sun, which is around 66,000 mph. That is much more than the speed of sound. So really, you already know what it feels like to travel at the speed of sound. It feels… normal.