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Snowflake magnified 93 - 36,000 times #snowflake #isitsnowinginsfyet  #unique

Low-temperature scanning electron microscope magnification series for a snow crystal. The crystals are captured, stored, and sputter-coated with platinum at cryogenic temperatures for imaging;

microscope image of snowflake by captured by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, CalTech

It wasn't until January 1885 that a snowflake was photographed. Using a process involving black felt backgrounds, Wilson Bentley was able to capture the ephemeral crystals on film.