These fluffy snowflakes, known as aggregates, form when snow crystals collide with other snow crystals
A collection of snowflakes photographed automatically as they fell at Alta, Utah
The Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera, or MASC, is able to capture 3D photos of individual snowflakes in free-fall
Tthe Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera, or MASC
Each set of three images is a single snowflake viewed from three angles by the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera
A variety of snowflake types, captured by the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera
Falling snow can play havoc with radar systems, so the more that we know about the manner in which snow falls, the better that those systems can be equipped to compensate for it. That’s why for the past three years, researchers from the University of Utah have been developing a device known as the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera – or MASC. Using three cameras and two motion sensors, it captures 3D photos of snowflakes in free-fall.
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