Does the candle burn more or less violently in zero gravity?

more violently
about the same
less violently
nobody knows
In zero gravity no con­vec­tion occurs, that normally shapes the flame, dis­pers­es CO2 and brings fresh air to the wick. Without con­vec­tion, CO2 from com­bus­tion does not disperse as readily and tends to smother the flame

Answers distribution

more violently
about the same
less violently
nobody knows
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flagIndonesia
5%
5%
73%
15%
19
flagNorway
15%
12%
62%
6%
32
flagDenmark
5%
16%
61%
16%
18
flagItaly
16%
16%
60%
8%
25
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
23%
57%
11%
26
flagGermany
18%
15%
56%
7%
157
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
13589
flagCanada
17%
14%
55%
13%
69
flagAustralia
19%
10%
55%
13%
68
flagIndia
19%
16%
54%
8%
580
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
5%
54%
18%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
17%
53%
12%
477
flagPakistan
19%
14%
53%
10%
47
flagthe United States
19%
16%
51%
10%
1054
flagMalaysia
16%
10%
50%
23%
30
flagNigeria
24%
12%
48%
12%
25
flagthe Philippines
21%
20%
47%
10%
65
flagUnknown
19%
22%
46%
11%
580
flagthe Netherlands
21%
19%
43%
14%
41
flagFrance
32%
8%
40%
20%
25

Gender

men53%
women56%
more violently
16%
18%
about the same
19%
14%
less violently
53%
56%
nobody knows
10%
10%

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