Ever Wondered What The Birth Of A Snowflake Looks Like?

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Behold, the majestic beauty of a snowflake as it grows from a speck of ice into something magical and also something that will indiscriminately fall from the sky with an army of brethren and pile up on your local roads and streets causing havoc and mayhem a plenty.

Says BoingBoing:

Caltech physicist Ken Libbrecht wrote the book on snowflakes. In fact, he is the author of several, including the Field Guide to Snwoflakes and The Secret Life of a Snowflake. We’ve posted beforeabout Libbrecht’s work and now he’s the subject of a Smithsonian profile, The Art and Science of Growing Snowflakes in a Lab. Below, a fantastic animated gif of a snowflake’s growth, accelerated.

Isn’t it loverly?

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