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December 13, 2014

Shock diamonds

(also known as Mach diamonds, Mach disks, Mach rings, doughnut tails or thrust diamonds)
are a formation of standing wave patterns that appears in the supersonic exhaust plume of an aerospace propulsion system, such as a supersonic jet engine, rocket, ramjet, or scramjet, when it is operated in an atmosphere.
- - Wikipedia

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