By Isaac Saul
Ever seen a snowflake up close? It’s absolutely stunning.
But how did it get that way? A new time-lapse video provides the surprisingly complex answer to that question. Posted by prolific Vimeo poster Vyacheslav Ivanov, it shows a series of flakes unfolding into the beautiful six-sided ice crystals we’ve all come to recognize.
Snowflakes owe their gorgeous geometry to the fact that water expands when it freezes. First, a water droplet freezes around a dust particle in the atmosphere. As more water molecules land on the crystal, arms project outward in six …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green