3 Snowflakes Magnified Hundredfold

Snowflakes Magnified Hundredfold

Posted on January 20, 2013 by team

Any schoolchild knows that there cannot be two identical snowflakes. Each is unique. And a lot of factors impact its shape.

Their size vary from 0,2 mm wide up to 5 mm. Crystals which are smaller than "diamond dust" are too light to fall on the ground so they remain in the air, while larger crystals are too fragile and fall into pieces under the impact of the lightest breeze.

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The final shape of the crystal will always have six branches.

The shape of a snowflake can tell us in what conditions it was froming.


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3 Responses to “Snowflakes Magnified Hundredfold”

  1. Antonio Oscar says:

    Nature has had been marvelous of what coma’s from it: yes can’t be two identical snowflakes; and why all of them are divided in 6 or 12 parts coming out like technical ornament not that far from stars designing. We all know what mad that was the variations of temperatures which that doing to liquids or water. I wish humans could learn much more about Nature in all levels of human life and matter. Russia could try once more create accords with other countries to scrap all Weapons of Mass Destruction Nuclear and Hydrogen bombs just to make this planet safer. Otherwise all kinds of life will perish some day?A.Oscar

  2. Tim Erickson says:

    I’d like to see what techniques and apparatus were used to make these photos. Beautiful work.

  3. Lisa Sky says:

    These photos are fantastic! It’s easy to forget the beauty of snow when you’re in a -40 windchill.

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