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

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more violently
about the same
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nobody knows
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flagNorway
14%
11%
62%
8%
35
flagItaly
14%
14%
62%
7%
27
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
22%
59%
11%
27
flagPakistan
16%
14%
58%
9%
55
flagMalaysia
14%
8%
57%
20%
35
flagUkraine
14%
9%
57%
14%
21
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
14108
flagAustralia
18%
11%
55%
12%
70
flagGermany
18%
15%
54%
8%
162
flagCanada
17%
15%
54%
12%
70
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
5%
54%
18%
37
flagIndia
19%
17%
53%
8%
619
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
18%
53%
12%
492
flagthe United States
19%
16%
51%
10%
1072
flagSwitzerland
20%
0%
50%
25%
20
flagthe Philippines
21%
19%
49%
9%
73
flagUnknown
19%
21%
46%
12%
613
flagNigeria
22%
11%
44%
11%
27
flagthe Netherlands
20%
22%
43%
13%
44
flagFrance
32%
8%
40%
20%
25

Gender

men53%
women55%
more violently
16%
18%
about the same
19%
15%
less violently
53%
56%
nobody knows
10%
10%

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