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
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nobody knows
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flagNorway
14%
14%
60%
7%
28
flagthe United Arab Emirates
8%
17%
60%
13%
23
flagGermany
17%
14%
58%
5%
140
flagItaly
16%
16%
58%
8%
24
flagDenmark
5%
17%
58%
17%
17
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
10466
flagIndia
19%
16%
55%
7%
511
flagCanada
18%
15%
55%
10%
65
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
5%
54%
20%
35
flagthe United States
19%
16%
52%
10%
979
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
18%
52%
13%
390
flagAustralia
22%
10%
51%
13%
58
flagPakistan
17%
15%
51%
12%
39
flagMalaysia
19%
7%
50%
23%
26
flagNigeria
25%
10%
50%
15%
20
flagthe Philippines
25%
19%
46%
8%
56
flagUnknown
22%
20%
46%
10%
49
flagthe Netherlands
23%
15%
44%
15%
38
flagFrance
25%
5%
45%
25%
20
flagLithuania
18%
12%
37%
31%
16

Gender

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

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