Light micrograph of a snow crystal

Light micrograph of a snow crystal

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Caption: Snowflake. Light micrograph of a snowflake. Snow crystals exhibit a characteristic hexagonal symmetry. The structure of frozen water molecules means that an hexagonal lattice is the only stable crystalline form. A perfect snow crystal would be a regular hexagon, but a variety of meteorological factors lead to imperfections, causing beautiful branching shapes. As no two snow crystals are subjected to exactly the same conditions, no two form identical shapes. Magnification unknown.

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