The Unbelievable World of Snowflakes (Slideshow)

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"Snow crystals," Ukichiro Nakaya wrote in 1939, "may be called letters sent from heaven." The Japanese physicist was one of a long line of scientists and scholars, philosophers and writers, who studied and mused on snowflakes.

Whether you use a single word, or a thousand, to describe snow, it's easy to see why these beautiful crystals have garnered so much adoration.

The Unbelievable World of Snowflakes (Slideshow)

The Unbelievable World of Snowflakes (Slideshow)
"Snow crystals," Ukichiro Nakaya wrote in 1939, "may be called letters sent from heaven." The Japanese physicist was one of a long line of scientists and scholars, philosophers and writers, who studied and mused on

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