The Unbelievable World of Snowflakes (Slideshow)
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"Snow crystals," Ukichiro Nakaya wrote in 1939, "may be called letters sent from heaven." The Japanese physicist was one of a long line of scientists and scholars, philosophers and writers, who studied and mused on snowflakes.
Whether you use a single word, or a thousand, to describe snow, it's easy to see why these beautiful crystals have garnered so much adoration.