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A feeling for snow

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Edited by Richard Walker, Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010, 00:05

Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow is a famous novel.  But Wilson Bentley also had a feeling for snow and was the pioneer of snowflake photography, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Bentley

A more recent photographer of snow crystals is Kenneth Libbrech, see

 

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn16170-snowflakes/5

These images are all wonderful.

Looking at snowflakes many have asked how each of the six arms of the snowflake 'knows' how to keep itself in symmetry.

 

 

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