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      the study of how air flows around an object



NASA studies aerodynamics to make airplanes safer.

Race car drivers study aerodynamics to help make their cars drive faster.




Related Links:
What Is Aeronautics?
What is Aerodynamics?
How Do Planes Fly? Storybook



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Red, blue and green dyes flow over a white plastic model of an airplane inside a water tunnel
A plastic model of an aircraft is being tested inside a water tunnel. The blue, red and green dyes in the water help NASA see how air moves over the airplane.
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