Phenomena

Rocket Exhaust

A fiery jet of exhaust remains amid plumes of smoke as a Soyuz rocket lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome bound for the International Space Station. The lengthscales of such turbulence range from tens of meters to only millimeters, highlighting the incredible difficulty of accurately capturing and describing the fluid motion of a practical engineering problem. (Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi; via Visual Science)

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