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Q & A: Matches in Space

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
What does a match look like in space?
- Looke
WI
A:
Looke -

The flame of a match in space will look spherical. (The match itself looks like a perfectly normal match!) To find out why this happens, check out the answer .

-Tamara

p.s. I'm assuming here you're talking about a match lit inside a space shuttle. A match in the vacuum of space itself would have no flame, as there is no oxygen there to burn.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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