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How are sonic booms connected to the Doppler effect?
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  1. The Doppler effect, which involves the bunching up or spreading out of waves when their source moves, is directly related to sonic booms. An airplane moving at the speed of sound or higher is flying faster than the sound waves it produces. The waves bunch up in a very small space behind the plane, and when the waves reach you on the ground, you hear them all at once as an enormous boom.

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