What exactly is a snowflake?

Cosmos Magazine


Cosmos is a quarterly science magazine. We aim to inspire curiosity in ‘The Science of Everything’ and make the world of science accessible to everyone.

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When Hannah first saw snow, she was instantly fascinated by it. Even if it was more like a slushie than the delicate snow crystals she’s imagined.

In this episode of Podcast Next Gen, Hannah looks into what a snow flake (or snow crystal) actually is.  

She wants to know why does it look the way it does? Are all types of snow the same? And finally, what does snow have to do with Kepler?

Podcast Next Gen is a collaboration between Cosmos Magazine and the National Youth Science Forum. The reporters are year 12 students from across Australia – the next generation of scientists, science journalists and podcasters. These ‘shortcast’ episodes have been written and recorded by the students, giving them the opportunity to work with real science journalists and editors to make their science concept come to life.

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