powers of ten

These shots of snowflakes at 100x magnification, remind of the Eames rendering of powers of ten, back when much of it was only a hypothesis. beautiful. Even when they are waist deep.  

…If you’ve ever wondered what snowflakes truly look like, spend a few moments with these images from the Electron Microscopy Unit of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland.

At the EMU, where other areas of focus include crop pathogens and livestock diseases, “studying the structure of snow is vital to several areas of science as well as to activities that affect our daily lives.”

That’s no doubt true. But for the rest of us, snow’s structure is just beautiful. Enjoy!

via Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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