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Why are all snowflakes symmetrical?

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03/04/2012

First, not all snowflakes are perfectly symmetrical. In fact, the vast majority of snowflakes are asymmetrical. However they appear to be because on a microscopic scale, each side of a crystal being is such close proximity to the other will produce similar results because each molecule was formed under the same environmental conditions simultaneously.