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Can you use a flare gun on the moon?


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2008-04-21 14:19:58
2008-04-21 14:19:58

Flares, propellents, and primers all contian oxidizers, chemicals which lend their Oxygen atoms to a reaction, so despite the fact that the moon has no atmosphere, a flare gun would still function chemically. the extreme cold will cause the materials it is constructed from to contract and becase different materials have different coefficients of thermal expansion, parts of the flare gun will contract at different rates and may causes the gun's moving parts to bind.

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I will shoot the flare gun.

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yes, but it is dangerous. It's been done before. The biggest problem is the flare exiting your pile of wood. Firing a flare gun into a tinder nest almost always results in it being scattered. Firing a flare gun towards the ground results in the flare landing in an unpredictable place within 100 yards.

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No you can't because a flare gun has a ballot not fire so No...

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