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Question:
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?



Replies:
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 shuttle flights.

John Hawley



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