Science Art: 16-Foot Transonic Tunnel, 1990

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This might look like a jet plane’s engine, but it’s really a thing to test jet planes – supersonic ones. It’s a really big fan (with wooden blades!) inside a wind tunnel at Langley Research Center.

Big wind from an old Sitka spruce.

The picture’s from NASA in The Commons.

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