Meet the scientist who makes identical snowflakes

The old adage “No two snowflakes are alike,” is wrong. At least in the laboratory.

So says a scientist at the California Institute of Technology who has been making twin, and even triplet and quadruplet snowflakes in controlled conditions inside a homemade snowflake creation chamber.

Kenneth Libbrecht is part physicist, part artist, with eight books about snowflakes to his name, each of which contains some of the most lovely photos of snowflakes you will ever see.

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