Flames in Space
The photo shows two flames, one on Earth and one in space, with both flames on identical candles.
For a NASA website on flames in space, see Not Just Another Old Flame.
To learn more about weightlessness, visit Fluids in Space at the American Physical Society's outreach website Physics Central.
This feature was updated on June 29, 2009
This web site, by astronomer Philip Plait, is devoted to airing out myths and common misconceptions in astronomy and related topics. There's a general section on misconceptions, and then examples from movies, the news, and TV. You'll find a bulletin board with a huge number of posts on a variety of topics.