Snowflakes under the microscope
If you’ve ever wondered how the snowflakes really look like, under the microscope, and now you can see.
You can see photo that has been made in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, in Beltsvilleu in the U.S. state of Maryland. Otherwise there are investigating pathogens of cereals and animal diseases, and there consider that the study of the structure of the snow flake is important for several research areas and activities that affect our daily lives.
But leave the science aside, because the common people these photos will primarily represent yet another proof of how wonderful is nature around us.
Although different, all snowflakes have hexagon shape because the molecules are always together at the angle of 120 degrees. The average flake has a diameter of five millimeters and a weight of 0.004 grams. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest snowflake ever seen had a diameter of 38 centimeters.