In a zero-g plane I experimented with flames and slinkies with surprising results.
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The zero-g plane allows for a lot of experiments to be conducted without the expense of getting equipment into orbit. Apparently 80% of microgravity research can be performed in a zero-gravity plane, which is much cheaper than going to space. The flame from the lighter seemed much lazier in zero-g because without weight there is no buoyant force and therefore no convection. This makes the process of combustion more challenging because it’s difficult for oxygen to reach the fuel.

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“Serene Story 2” “In Orbit 2”

30 COMMENTS

  1. Fire has no shadow

    Take a flashlight and test it like switch the flashlight on bring it near the wall and light the lighter ull see

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