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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flagIndonesia
5%
5%
73%
15%
19
flagNorway
15%
12%
62%
6%
32
flagItaly
16%
16%
60%
8%
25
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
23%
57%
11%
26
flagGermany
19%
14%
56%
6%
149
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
12286
flagIndia
19%
16%
55%
8%
554
flagCanada
17%
14%
55%
11%
67
flagPakistan
17%
15%
54%
10%
46
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
5%
54%
18%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
17%
53%
13%
455
flagAustralia
21%
10%
53%
13%
60
flagthe United States
19%
16%
52%
10%
1037
flagNigeria
21%
13%
52%
13%
23
flagMalaysia
17%
10%
48%
24%
29
flagUnknown
18%
20%
47%
12%
334
flagthe Philippines
24%
18%
46%
10%
58
flagthe Netherlands
22%
17%
45%
15%
40
flagSingapore
16%
33%
44%
5%
18
flagFrance
29%
8%
41%
20%
24

Gender

men55%
women56%
more violently
15%
17%
about the same
18%
14%
less violently
55%
56%
nobody knows
9%
10%

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