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
13%
11%
63%
8%
36
flagItaly
14%
14%
62%
7%
27
flagMalaysia
13%
8%
58%
19%
36
flagAustralia
18%
10%
57%
11%
76
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
25%
57%
10%
28
flagUkraine
13%
13%
56%
13%
23
flagPoland
16%
16%
55%
10%
15099
flagCanada
17%
14%
55%
12%
74
flagPakistan
16%
14%
55%
11%
61
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
5%
55%
18%
38
flagGermany
17%
15%
54%
9%
177
flagIndia
20%
17%
52%
7%
697
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
19%
52%
12%
524
flagSwitzerland
21%
0%
52%
21%
23
flagthe United States
19%
16%
51%
10%
1161
flagNigeria
25%
8%
50%
8%
36
flagthe Philippines
20%
20%
49%
9%
77
flagUnknown
18%
21%
46%
12%
676
flagthe Netherlands
20%
22%
44%
13%
45
flagFrance
29%
7%
44%
18%
27

Gender

men53%
women55%
more violently
16%
17%
about the same
19%
14%
less violently
53%
56%
nobody knows
10%
10%

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