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Cool video shows how snowflakes form and why they have distinctive shapes

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
January 8th, 2013
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Check out this "cool" video which shows how a snowflake forms as it falls to earth. The video was produced by the American Chemistry Society for educational purposes.

According to the society, snowflakes start with a grain of dust, to which a droplet of water sticks. The droplet then freezes and re-freezes, accumulating layers as it goes. The crystalline structure of the ice gives the flake its six-sided dimension.

The longer the flake lasts in the cloud, the larger and more distinctive it becomes.

Check out the video and learn something new!

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