The shape of snowflakes

The shape of snowflakes

If we take a closer look at a snowflake, we will see that it has a symmetrical, hexagonal shape. But how do they take on this shape?

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Nature

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snowflake, snow, symmetry, axis of symmetry, ice crystal, ice, hexagon, precipitation, formation of precipitation, water cycle, freezing, freezing point, cloud, cloud formation, cloud types, crystal, crystallisation, water droplets, Bentley, shape, winter, geography, physical geography, nature, water molecule, molecular lattice, climatic characteristics, change of state, state of matter

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