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THE BEAUTY OF SNOWFLAKES, CAPTURED HERE BY THE LATEST PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY, would have delighted pioneer snowflake photographer Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865 - 1931). These snowflakes were photographed by physics professor Kenneth Libbrecht, of the California Institute of Technology, who says the “most basic snowflake pattern is the hexagonal prism, a six-sided block with little detail.

Scientifically, snowflakes are called “Fernlike Stellar Dendrites.” The largest snow crystals are about 5mm, and make for soft, powdery snow.

Via DailyMail.


Look at past Accidental Mysteries posts on Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley here and here.

Images © Kenneth Libbrecht, California Institute of Technology.

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