How are sonic booms created?

Hey everyone! I have a simple question, but I don’t really know much about it.

Why are sonic booms created (by breaking the speed of sound, but why the boom?) and why do they make the weird cloud shaped cone thing? Is it a coincidence that this weird cloud shaped cone happens to form near the speed of sound or are they related?

Perhaps teach someone something!



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I think this is just an easy Google search that’s what it takes

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