Watching a Gun Fire at 73,000 FPS Is Absolutely Insane

Wow. Just…wow.

You’ve never seen a gun quite like this before.

Mythbusters’  Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman posted this incredible clip from a recent episode of the Discovery mainstay capturing a handgun in at around 73,000 frames per second. The results are, well, see for yourself:

The footage was captured captured using Vision Research’s latest creation, the Phantom v2010, “a camera capable of recording 12 gigapixels (that’s 12 billion pixels) of data per second,” according to Nerdist.

“The artifacts that you start to be able to see are just fascinating: mushroom clouds and little rivulets of gasses and fire, forming on flame fronts of pressure waves – it’s stuff that I’m not sure many people in the world have even looked at,” says Savage in the video. “I had no idea it would be that lovely. It’s … just really cool.”

We can’t wait to see what the Mytherbusters crew turns their camera onto next.

Photos by Mythbusters