What Snowflakes Look Like Under a Microscope

Ever wonder what snowflakes look like magnified under an electron microscope? The Electron Microscopy unit at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland has released a these images that explore varying types of patterns found in the snow.

snowflake under a microscope (1) snowflake under a microscope (2) snowflake under a microscope (3) snowflake under a microscope (4)

Falling snowflakes were collected at different temperatures on Bearden Mountain, West Virginia. At top left, 14 degrees Fahrenheit; top right, -4 degrees Fahrenheit; bottom, -22 degrees Fahrenheit. snowflakes under a microscope

Share With Your Friends