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
13%
11%
63%
8%
36
flagItaly
14%
14%
62%
7%
27
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
22%
59%
11%
27
flagAustralia
17%
10%
58%
12%
75
flagMalaysia
14%
8%
57%
20%
35
flagPakistan
17%
13%
56%
10%
58
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
14601
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
5%
55%
18%
38
flagGermany
17%
15%
54%
9%
169
flagCanada
17%
15%
54%
12%
70
flagUkraine
13%
13%
54%
13%
22
flagIndia
20%
17%
53%
7%
656
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
18%
52%
12%
507
flagSwitzerland
21%
0%
52%
21%
23
flagthe United States
19%
16%
51%
10%
1102
flagthe Philippines
21%
19%
49%
9%
73
flagUnknown
18%
21%
46%
13%
641
flagNigeria
23%
10%
46%
10%
30
flagthe Netherlands
20%
22%
44%
13%
45
flagFrance
29%
7%
44%
18%
27

Gender

men53%
women55%
more violently
16%
18%
about the same
19%
14%
less violently
53%
56%
nobody knows
10%
10%

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