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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flagItaly
15%
10%
65%
10%
20
flagNorway
14%
14%
60%
7%
28
flagGermany
17%
14%
58%
5%
134
flagCanada
16%
14%
57%
11%
61
flagIndia
19%
15%
56%
7%
470
flagDenmark
6%
18%
56%
18%
16
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
9602
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
20%
55%
15%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
6%
54%
19%
31
flagthe United States
19%
17%
52%
10%
932
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
18%
52%
13%
365
flagAustralia
22%
10%
51%
13%
58
flagPakistan
20%
14%
50%
11%
34
flagMalaysia
19%
7%
50%
23%
26
flagNigeria
22%
11%
50%
16%
18
flagUkraine
21%
14%
50%
14%
14
flagthe Philippines
25%
20%
45%
9%
55
flagthe Netherlands
21%
15%
43%
18%
32
flagLithuania
18%
12%
37%
31%
16
flagFrance
31%
0%
43%
25%
16

Gender

men57%
women56%
more violently
14%
17%
about the same
17%
14%
less violently
57%
56%
nobody knows
10%
10%

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