The Weird And Wonderful World Of Snowflakes

Snowflakes are just supercooled cloud droplets only 10 nanometres in diameter - ephemeral crystal structures of all kinds of shapes. On your hand, the tiny dancers disappear almost instantly. Under the telescope, they look like giant cities from planet Krypton.

Here are a few of them, like ice worlds in miniature, to celebrate the holiday season. [La boite verte via DRB]

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