Triangular snowflake

Triangular snowflake

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This image is part of the feature The Snowflake World Of Kenneth Libbrecht


Caption: Triangular snowflake. Snowflakes are ice crystals that form in air that has a temperature near the freezing point of water. If the air is calm, then a symmetrical, hexagonal snowflake can form. It is also possibly, though fairly rare, for snowflakes with 3-sided triangular symmetry to form, though the formation mechanism is not known for certain. This snowflake has formed mostly by faceting, a crystal growth mechanism that forms straight edges and the symmetrical shapes of a plate snowflake. The arms of a snowflake form due to instabilities that cause branching growth from a snowflake's corners.

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