2.12.10 "Not Two Alike"

Wilson A. Bentley once described snowflakes as "tiny miracles of beauty;" throughout his life, Bentley worked at the intersection of art and science. At the age of 20 in 1885, he attached a bellows camera to a compound microscope and captured the first image of a snowflake which he had caught on black velvet. During his lifetime, he captured more than 5,000 images of crystals. In addition, Bentley collaborated with a professor at the University of Vermont to write an article which argued that no two snowflakes were alike.

Bentley's snowflakes are beautiful - they capture the ornate symmetry that is often overlooked in the world.

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