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Watch a CD Shatter at 170,000fps

by Conner Flynn
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I’ve been watching this CD shatter for like five minutes straight. This is another brilliant piece of work from the Slow Mo Guys. They like to show what happens when you watch stuff in super slow motion – stuff your eyes don’t see in real time. Their latest video shows a CD being spun up to 23,000 RPM and shattering. It is hypnotizing when played in the GIF below:

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When you spin a CD at such speeds, the centrifugal forces and wobble are just too great, and it fails catastrophically, It shatters in the blink of an eye. Your eye doesn’t even know what just happened. However, if you record it with a Phantom V2511 high speed camera, you can see everything. And it is amazing.

The GIF shows the disc exploding at 28,500 fps, but the video shows off some 170,000 fps footage. I’m still mesmerized by this.

[via Gizmodo via OhGizmo!]

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