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Credit: Don Komarechka/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: This well-balanced snowflake exhibits thin film interference between layers of ice and air in its center. 38 separate frames are composited together to achieve focus across the entire crystal surface. Background is a black woollen surface with visible fibres removed in editing. Physical diameter of specimen is approximately 5.5mm. Roughly 2x magnification when printed 10cm wide.

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Keywords: fractal, frozen water, ice, ice crystal, prism, reflected light, snow, snowflake, snowflakes, symmetry, thin film interference

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