Diwali Rocket: Diwali is also known as the festival of lights. On this day, Shri Ram returned to Ayodhya after registering the victory of good over evil. After which the people of Ayodhya celebrated the festival of lights by lighting lamps. Actually, Diwani is not only a festival of lights but also a festival of firecrackers. People burn a lot of firecrackers on this day.
Almost everyone burns firecrackers or must have burnt them at some time or the other, but very few people know the science behind it. Today in this article we will learn about this.
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Why do rockets go up? (Diwali Rocket)
There are many types of firecrackers, some emit colorful lights and some burst in a rotating manner like a top. Similarly, there are rockets which fly overhead and then explode and emit colorful lights. Many times after seeing the rocket, this question comes to mind that when all the firecrackers contain gunpowder, then only the rocket flies upwards?
All firecrackers contain gunpowder but the method of filling gunpowder in rockets is different. Due to which it explodes after flying above. When a rocket is made, its upper part is kept in the shape of a tube. Another interesting thing is that unlike other firecrackers, the rocket is not completely filled with gunpowder.
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Some part of the rocket is empty and firecracker gunpowder is filled in the lower part of this empty part. Then a paper wick is taken out, this is set on fire and the rocket is launched.
After the rocket’s light catches fire, the gunpowder in the gunpowder starts burning. So much heat and gas accumulates in the empty part of the rocket that a huge amount of pressure is generated there and then the rocket goes up due to the pressure.