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This macrophotograph of a snowflake shows the classic, six-sided structure that we"ve come to associate with the tiny winter marvels. Until the advent of macrophotography and microphotography in the late 1800s, it was impossible to study the structure of snowflakes—they melted too quickly to be accurately sketched under a microscope. Enter Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley.