Flames and Zero Gravity
Date: Around 1993
If an astronaut is in a space station at zero g's, and he strikes a
match, how will the flame burn (in what direction) assuming an atmosphere
similar to that on earth?
The flame would be mostly spherical since there is no gravity.
But that means there would be no convection either, so the flame extinguishes
itself fairly quickly. I think this has been demonstrated on one of the space
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