Magnified Snowflake [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Science

Like magnets, how do they work?
There are 59 comments:
Male 599
As water hardens into ice, the molecules begin to form an irregular crystalline structure (google if you don`t know what this means), so yes, any form of ice (including a snowflake) would appear to be irregular and porous if you zoom in far enough.
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Male 26
Needs more zoom.
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Female 83
Snowflake, at werks!
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Female 323
I thought I was supposed to see a face as I scrolled down.
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Male 224
rough surface could be imperfections in the metallic coating. I doubt ice is that rough (porous too?? looks porous)
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Male 109
@WalkinAftr12
That`s what she s...yeah.
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Male 77
replicators
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Male 2,690
I want more!
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Female 9,475
That`s awesome!
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Male 707
the spammers ruined the awesomeness of snowflakes
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Male 122
They work by hydrogen bonding.

You did ask...
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Female 290
:D Awesome!
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Female 536
pretty ^__^
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Male 1,834
cool
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Male 582
Everyone knows that all internets stuff are fake.

You can tell by the pixels.
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Male 55
i was expecting a midget to appear on the last frame
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Male 2,516
awww it`s missing its pawie ...
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Male 1,378
Not long til they attack us again
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Male 12,138
[quote]Not to be a Negative Nancy, but couldn`t they have just done the same thing with an ice cube once you get past a certain point of recognition?[/quote]
(Nerd, sorry) Nah, the reason they grow into a perfect crystal form is that they have space to grow into, as opposed to being compressed. Like quartz crystals will grow into a geode or void with perfect form, but not so in a body of granite.

[quote]I`m guessing these pictures were taken with a scanning tunneling electron microscope, Those are pretty incredible machines themselves.[/quote]
Not sure crakr, from the magnification, could just be an SEM (scanning electron microsope).

[quote]"Hey Atheists, explain this! - Jehova"[/quote]
Hehe, I like it. ;-)
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Male 37,697
[quote]and go closer and you see some micro graffiti god etched on there for the lolz. - DeathToLems[/quote]
Lolz! It`ll read:

"Hey Atheists, explain this! - Jehova"
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Male 37,697
MMmmm atomic theory! Yum yum!
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Male 17,512
I`m guessing these pictures were taken with a scanning tunneling electron microscope, Those are pretty incredible machines themselves.
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Female 169
We have to go deeper
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Male 9,306
Nature`s awesome.
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Male 2,868
@beccab86-
maybe, but I`m guessing that the micro-structure of an ice cube would look different. After the shape of a snowflake doesn`t come from a mold- it is the product of the arrangement of the frozen water molecules.
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Male 1,357
hydrogen bonding n sh*t.
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Male 25,416
that was ordinary!
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Female 2,120
Miracles n sh*t.
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Female 3,598
how is that fractal at all? it is not the same pattern every time it zooms in...
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Male 559
that`d be funny if it was just zoomed-in pixels
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Male 1,523
It`s crazy what technology can do! Wow!
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Male 1,083
oh. i see it.
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Male 15,510
Damn nature, you pretty
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Male 32
@beccab86

Learn 2 science.
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Female 579
That was amazing, until the final few images, at which point I started getting freaked out. Magnified images SCARE me.
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Male 758
Hey, it`s like a fractal.
Fractals become some of the most amazing things when you`re high.
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Male 6,694
What exactly is it zooming it on and why ?
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Male 838
That is... pretty amazing, actually.
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Female 347
Not to be a Negative Nancy, but couldn`t they have just done the same thing with an ice cube once you get past a certain point of recognition?
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Male 2,441
I love nature
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Female 2,674
Even though the snowflake is so tiny and insignificant, it makes me feel tiny and insignificant... but in a good way.
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Female 16
That`s nice.

But we need to go DEEPER.
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Male 408
cool
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Female 1,435
and go closer and you see some micro graffiti god etched on there for the lolz.
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Male 3
because nature is awesome!
fantastic pic
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Male 2,619
Caine: "Zoom further into the image.
There, in the victims eye.
Flip the image.
Enhance.
Rotate it 67%.
Enhance.
Zoom in on the killers retina.
Enhance.
Remove solar radiation.
Negate the image.
Gentlemen, we have our killer. Right in the eye of the storm"

YEEEEEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Male 51
I was expecting the last picture to be a "yo mama" or something.
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Male 1,081
Enhance that image!
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Female 82
Did someone actually just post `first`?
I am truly horrified O_o
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Male 15,832
Scrolling down, I was waiting for TENSO!
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Male 2,419
@fancy
Snowflakes
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Female 113
This is amazing
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Male 4,807
@ blazephemist .... FAILURE on every level.
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Male 4,807
Things like this fascinate me and I never get bored of looking at this stuff.
Makes me feel like a giant.
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Male 7,611
i never knew i wanted to see a magnified snowflake until there was one in front of my face. now i want to go even further. lets get to a .1nm and i will be happy.
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Male 772
It`s MAGIC!
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Male 3,285
it`s frozen water except frozen at high altitude where instead of freezign as we know it , due to the lack of air and pressure, it crystallizes. Thats how it works.
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Male 3,076
:-O that`s awesome!
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Male 20,111
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