Snowflakes up close

Snowflakes are cool – pun intended 🙂

They are relatively flat and are normally symmetrical with six approximately identical arms. They do, however, come in many different shapes and the shape depends on the temperature at which it forms.

Some look like roman columns, others circuit boards or spaceships. Taken under high magnification using a microscope, these images bring a fragile and beautiful world into view.

See more images of snowflakes under the microscope here.

If you want to make a paper snowflake follow these instructions. Or for more instant gratification make it virtually here.

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One Response to “Snowflakes up close”

  1. GiacJr Says:

    That’s actually really cool.

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