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The Science of Snowflakes

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Snowflakes are infinitely beautiful, but are they infinitely unique? Here's all the science behind Earth's favorite cold crystal
More reading:

Wilson Bentley, The Snowflake Man of Vermont http://publicdomainreview.org/2011/02/14/the-snowflake-man-of-vermont/

Kenneth Libbrecht's SnowCrystals website (the definitive snow science page on the internet): http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/

The true shape of snowflakes: http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2013/04/scienceshot-true-shape-snowflakes?rss=1

Timeline of snowflake research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_snowflake_research

Interactive water crystal packing (Firefox is best) http://www.edinformatics.com/interactive_molecules/ice.htm

The case of two identical snowflakes: http://www.livescience.com/1239-scientist-snowflakes-alike.html

My previous blog posts about snowflakes:
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/15581221005/time-lapse-video-of-lab-grown-snowflakes-back-in
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/38400195225/snowflake-formation-physics
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/41027364496/what-snow-actually-looks-like
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/37508537473/let-it-snow-1863
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/24892144754/ice-sculptures-on-the-tip-of-a-needle-what-a

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