Is there an equivalent of a sonic boom with light?

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David Rich asked the Naked Scientists:
   
When an object reaches and exceeds the speed of sound, it is followed by a sonic boom as the sound it makes is left behind.

What would happen if an object reaches and exceeds the speed of light? Is there a similar effect occurring, with light? Is it invisible as the light is left behind the object?

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