Would there still be a sonic boom if what ever was traveling beyond the speed of sound made no noise?

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Would there still be a sonic boom if what ever was traveling beyond the speed of sound made no noise?

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The sound of a sonic boom comes solely from the object breaking through the sound barrier. A bullet does the same thing, which is why a silencer doesn’t actually silence the whole thing. The bullet is still going to break through the sound barrier, and make a cracking sound. Any object that accelerates through the speed of sound will create a boom sound.

Not scientific but pretty accurate I think

A sonic boom has nothing to do with whether the object was making noise.
For example, a whip crack is a sonic boom without any engines or explosives.

It is a noise created when something goes faster than the speed of sound.
It’s caused because the air can’t get out of the way of the object fast enough.
So it compacts together into a single shockwave.

Yes. It has nothing to do with noise. It has to do with compressed air not being able to get out of the way fast enough.

The sonic boom has nothing to do with the noise the object makes. It’s solely from the object traveling faster than the local speed of sound. A supersonic jet doesn’t make a sonic boom because the jet engines makes noise, it makes a sonic boom because it’s traveling faster than the speed of sound and thus creating a shockwave. Bullets don’t make sounds and whips don’t make sounds, but both can exceed the speed of sound and both produce sonic booms.