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Game of Thrones Paper Snowflake

Winter is coming, so let’s get crafting! Victoria Remelius made this beautiful paper snowflake modeled on House Stark’s direwolf sigil. Link -via Popped Culture

Four Percent of Galaxies Are Like Milky Way

Researchers have discovered that only four percent of galaxies have similar qualities as our own Milky Way. I guess every galaxy really is a snowflake. The research team compared the Milky Way to similar galaxies in terms of luminosity–a measure of how much light is emitted–and distance to other bright galaxies. They found galaxies that [...]

The First Snowflake Photograph

We’ve seen some amazing photographs of snowflakes taken by microscope cameras. Did you know the first photograph of a single snowflake dates back to 1885? Wilson A. Bentley adapted a microscope to a bellows camera and worked for years before his first successful snowflake photograph. In 1903, he sent 500 prints of his snowflakes to the [...]

Microscope Images of Snowflakes

If you haven’t already gotten tired of snowy news, here are some microscope images of snowflakes by Kenneth G. Libbrecht to enjoy alongside the previous Cool Snowflakes and Make Your Own Virtual Snowflake posts. The photo here shows a stellar plate snowflake, which is described as “fine crystals in the form of plates with six broad [...]

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes

When Ethan cut a paper snowflake that faintly resembled a Storm Trooper, his mother took the idea and ran with it. The result is this Darth Vader snowflake and another with Bobba Fett and a Clone Trooper. Link -Thanks, David!