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written by Kenneth Libbrecht
This website, from Caltech, contains the basic facts about snowflakes and snow crystals, along with many images.  The structure of ice, the basic form of a snowflake, the dependence of shape on temperature and humidity, and growing "designer snowflakes" in the lab are described.  Links provide more information and image galleries.
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- Properties of Matter
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credit:; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 1, 2008 until February 16, 2008. View the feature here!

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Keywords: crystal, ice, image gallery, snow, snow crystal, snowflake
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 22, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 13, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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