The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty

National Geographic Snowflakes Pictures: Photograph 1 (winter, Christmas)
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On the Six-Cornered Snowflake, published in 1611 by German astronomer Johannes Kepler, was the first scientific reference to snow crystals, commonly known as snowflakes. This photograph, from the 2003 book The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty, is of a considerably more recent vintage.

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Photograph by and copyright Patricia Rasmussen, courtesy Voyageur Press
 
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