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The Science of Snowflakes

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You are a beautiful and curious snowflake
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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

Kenneth Libbrecht's SnowCrystals website (the definitive snow science page on the internet):

The true shape of snowflakes:

Timeline of snowflake research:

Interactive water crystal packing (Firefox is best)

The case of two identical snowflakes:

My previous blog posts about snowflakes:


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