Remember when it snowed last month?

Admit it - for all the delayed trains and slippery pavements, now it's gone, you're kind of missing the winter magic.

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To help sate that innate human longing, here's some spectacular 3D snowflakes, brought to you by researchers at the University of Utah.

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Using a utilised high speed camera they gave the entirely unsentimental name 'the Multi Angle Snowflake Camera', the team took pictures of snowflakes as they floated to the ground, using exposures as quick as 1/25,000th of a second.

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They discovered that most snowflakes in nature are complex clumps of many smaller flakes that have stuck to each other on the way down.

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Pretty, aren't they?

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