Can Fire Burn in Space?

Can Fire Burn in Space?

Could fire exist in zero gravity? Yes, but it would burn a lot differently than it does on Earth. A candle flame would burn equally in all directions in space.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Flames in space burn equally in all directions, creating a globe of flame. (0:56)

  • 2

    Combustion can occur in space without any visible flames. (1:21)

  • 3

    75% of our energy comes from burning something. (2:21)

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