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A stellar dendrite.

Credit: Kenneth G. Libbrecht.

A stellar dendrite. Stellar means star-like, and the word dendrite comes from the Greek work for tree. The name perfectly marries the six-pointed, branching…Read More »

shape of this most iconic type of snow crystal.

This and the following images were captured by Caltech physicist Kenneth Libbrecht, using a specially designed snowflake photomicroscope.    Less «
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