Behold the awesome power of the snowflake, magnified

The Electron Microscopy Unit has been photographing and studying the structure of snowflakes under an electron microscope. Now you can reap the benefits — check out this amazing gallery of the tiny kingdoms in each falling piece of snow.

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All of the images come from the Electron Microscopy Unit of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, located in Beltsville, Maryland. And there are plenty more to gaze at on their homepage!

[via Wired]