Fascinating images from all parts of science!

Although my job is writing about science — putting it into words — there are times when images can say so much more than words. I am not much of a photographer or graphic artist, so most of these images were provided by other people, who are credited in the captions when I can remember who they were.

A Snowfake

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The Packard "Snowfake" (not a typo!) is a cellular automaton that mimics the attachment and diffusion process that creates real snowflakes. And it looks a lot like them, too! From a National Academy of Sciences Report, Mathematics in the Year 2025. Image provided by Alexander Holroyd.

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