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Rotating Candles in a Dome

A row of candles are placed inside a see-through dome on a rotating platform. When the platform rotates, air inside the dome gets swung to the outer part of the dome, creating higher density air at the outer rim, and lower density air in the middle. The candle flames point inwards towards the middle because the hot gas in the flames always points towards lower density air.

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MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

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