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Microgravity Combustion

Combustion in microgravity is markedly different than that on earth, due to a lack of buoyant convection. The combustion of a droplet of heptane is shown here as a composite image. The bright yellow structure shows the path of the droplet, which gets smaller as it burns. The green structures show the initial development of soot, which eventually streams outward as long streaks. # (submitted by jshoer)

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