This schlieren image shows the plume of hot air rising from a lit candle in still air..
Shane Fitzgerald and Dr Jim Bales
The plume of hot air from a lit candle is disrupted by air currents
Sparks fly and hot air rises from a lit sparkler
Kim Vandiver and Harold Edgerton
Prof. Harold Edgerton
Andrew Sorenson and Nick Venanzi
This photo of a bullet passing through lipstick was taken in 6.163, Strobe Project Laboratory.
Jennifer L. Wang, Yi Yang, and Irene Zhou
J Bales, KC Bronner, M Andrews
A .22 caliber bullet breaks four sticks of colored chalk
James W. Bales and Seth Riskin
This Schlieren image of a lit candle in still air shows the edges (red and green) of the column of hot air rising from the candle. The colors on the top (blue) and bottom (yellow) of the wick show that it is colder than the air surrounding it.
A .22 caliber bullet is just entering a piece of chalk
Cece Chu and Lani Lee
A .22 caliber bullet is just exiting a piece of chalk
A .22 caliber bullet is embedded in the debris cloud from the chalk it has just exited
Approximately 1/20,000th sec after being hit with a bullet, the top of the chalk has begun to move appreciably, and cracks have formed lower down its length
Now clear of the debris cloud, the supersonic bullet still carries supersonic shards of chalk on its nose
Students in 6.163, Strobe Project Lab, captured this image of two paintballs that had collided in mid-air
Jessica Adams, Marina Zhang, Alexis Vivar, and Janice Chui
A multiflash photo of a spinning dancer, taken in 6.162, Strobe Project Laboratory
Maya Koneval and Katherine Yang