NASA video of strange flames on ISS!! #NASA@Science

This is a bit old, but still super cool!

Researchers experimenting with flames onboard the International Space Station have produced a strange, cool-burning form of fire that could help improve the efficiency of auto engines.

Check out the NASA page here for more information.

Flaming spheres on the ISS turn out to be wonderful mini-labs for combustion research. Unlike flames on Earth, which expand greedily when they need more fuel, flame balls let the oxygen come to them. Oxygen and fuel combine in a narrow zone at the surface of the sphere, not hither and yon throughout the flame. It’s a much simpler system.

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One thought on “NASA video of strange flames on ISS!! #NASA@Science

  1. Pingback: Fire in space is so hot right now! @astro_reid #science #ISS | CauseScience

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