Butterflies Have Jet Propulsion Abilities

  New Science From Sweden



                    Source: Stock Image of a Monarch Butterfly

Aerodynamics of Butterflies - Wing Claps

This is fascinating new science about butterflies and their aerodynamic capabilities.  Swedish scientists have determined that butterflies have the ability to create jet propulsion with their fragile, but powerful, wings.  The beautiful and delicate creatures of summer clap their wings and hit the air with such force, that it thrusts the air forward, creating jet propulsion.  The scientists at Lund University in Sweden have discovered and analyzed the unique clap function of butterfly wings as being capable of generating jets of air propulsion.

Very Advanced Aerodynamics From Butterflies

Globally, scientists and engineers have learned a great deal from nature to create new forms of technology. The potential impact of these new findings on the aerodynamics of butterflies include unique modes of space travel, aviation and other forms of travel.  In their published report, the scientists says the butterflies use their flexible wings in very advanced ways.  They create pockets of air driving forward thrust well beyond their projections.  It also allows the butterflies to take off very fast, suddenly and in unpredictable patterns, helping them to protect themselves against predators.  It is very difficult to consider that these highly instructive forms of nature are in danger from Climate Change, yet many butterfly species are in danger.


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