You know about the F-22 Raptor, the newish cutting-edge fighter being continually developed, right? Perhaps to celebrate that they've figured out how to keep the planes from suffocating pilots, today was the first time a missile has been launched at supersonic speeds.

That's an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, and since the whole plane's going faster than sound, that missile's going faster than fast. This is a big step for the development of the aircraft, and is just pretty fun to watch in an animated GIF.

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Here's hoping it only needs to get used at airshows, blowing up stuff for fun.