The Colorful World Of Snowflakes

We know that ice crystals are clear and snow is white, but if we take a closer look at snowflakes (or snow crystals) it can give us a new perspective into the colorful world. Luckily for us we have the internet, and with the help of snowcrystal.com we can further explore these physical marvels.

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Is it really true that no two snowflakes are alike?

The short answer to the question is yes — it is indeed extremely unlikely that two complex snowflakes will look exactly alike. It’s so extremely unlikely, in fact, that even if you looked at every one ever made you would not find any exact duplicates.

The long answer is a bit more involved — it depends on just what you mean by “alike,” and on just what you mean by “snowflake.”


The site goes on to explain that working under different parameters of  “alikeness,”  “nano-snowflakes can be exactly alike,” where as “small snow crystals can look alike,” and  “larger, more complex snowflakes are all different.”  Read More

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Types of Snow Crystals

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Image and info source: snowcrystals.com

Author: evad
David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (http://thepostfamily.com/), a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.