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CONVECTION: DROPPING JAR WITH LIT CANDLE (2 of 3)
Convection & Flow of Oxygen Cease in Freefall
The candle-in-a-bottle is dropped. In a freely falling frame of reference, objects behave as if there is no net gravity force, thus no "up" for the hot air. The diminishing supply of oxygen causes the flame to dim.
Copyright:© 2008 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs
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