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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flagIndonesia
5%
5%
72%
16%
18
flagGermany
18%
13%
58%
5%
143
flagNorway
17%
13%
58%
6%
29
flagthe United Arab Emirates
8%
20%
58%
12%
24
flagItaly
16%
16%
58%
8%
24
flagPoland
16%
16%
56%
10%
11113
flagIndia
19%
16%
55%
8%
529
flagCanada
18%
15%
55%
10%
65
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
5%
54%
20%
35
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
17%
53%
13%
414
flagAustralia
21%
10%
53%
13%
60
flagthe United States
19%
16%
52%
10%
1012
flagPakistan
19%
14%
52%
11%
42
flagNigeria
23%
9%
52%
14%
21
flagMalaysia
17%
7%
50%
25%
28
flagUnknown
21%
21%
47%
9%
85
flagthe Philippines
25%
19%
46%
8%
56
flagthe Netherlands
22%
17%
45%
15%
40
flagLithuania
16%
11%
44%
27%
18
flagFrance
28%
4%
42%
23%
21

Gender

men57%
women56%
more violently
14%
17%
about the same
17%
14%
less violently
57%
56%
nobody knows
9%
10%

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