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Amazing flame comes to life in Space Station microgravity combustion science
Amazing flame comes to life in Space Station microgravity combustion science
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From ignition to pulsating-jellyfish then warp-drive ending! Understanding combustion may lead to more efficient engines and spectacular videos. Science Objectives The Flame Extinguishment - 2 (FLEX-2) experiment is the second experiment to fly on the ISS which uses small droplets of fuel to study the special spherical characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies how quickly fuel burns the conditions required for soot to form and how mixtures of fuels evaporate before burning. Understanding these ... read more
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