vic asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

if things burn up when going faster than the speed of sound, how did Felix Baumgartner fall faster than sound and not burn up?

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Its NOT traveling faster than  the "SPEED OF SOUND" that causes an object doing so to BURN UP.-----But AIR FRICTION when you go somewhat FASTER.   Move fast enough to heat up to around 451 degrees F and you will be hot enough to BURN.  Unrelated to sound speed, but air VISCOSITY and friction.----Its just that this speed is SOMEWHERE well beyond the speed of sound. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Things do not burn up when going faster than the speed of sound. There are aircraft which go 4 times the speed of sound.

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  • 1 month ago

    You are very confused.  The concorde or a phantom jet fighter do not burn up. Speeds that are hundreds of times greater than the speed of sound are required for that. Felix greater problem was the extreme cold at altitude not heat at all. 

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    • Andrew Smith
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      3 weeks agoReport

      Warren, I was referring to the landing speed.  It gets hot when it reaches the atmosphere but does not burn up.  And it is going faster at that time than when it was in orbit.

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  • 1 month ago

    "things burn up when going faster than the speed of sound"

    that is FALSE, where did you get that mis-information ?

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  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Breaking the sound barrier does not cause "burn up".  You might be thinking of atmospheric re-entry. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    < if things burn up when going faster than the speed of sound >

     

    Start off with a wrong assumption and it's not odd that the answers you find don't seem to make sense.

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  • 1 month ago

    I think your premise may be wrong.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkhDSOq1ZwQ

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