Myth, busted: Apatosaurus didn’t produce sonic booms when whipping its tail

Found 57 days ago at Arstechnica

Back in 1997, Microsoft then CTO, Nathan P. Myhrvold , made headlines when his computer simulations suggested that the enormous tails of sauropods—specifically Apatosaurus —could crack like a bullwhip and break the sound barrier, producing a sonic boom. Paleontologists deemed it an intriguing possibility, although several were skeptical. Now a fresh team of scientists has tackled the issue and...

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