stellar crystal

stellar crystal

[′stel·ər ′krist·əl]
(crystallography)
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The word among ski devotees is that stellar crystal snowflakes create especially hazardous driving conditions.
A stellar crystal snowflake, one of 10 types of snowflakes that scientists have identified, may not be seen in the Willamette Valley again for years.
Stellar crystals are far more common - like hard-core skiers - in inland states such as Idaho, Utah or Colorado known for their powder.
What you're holding is a stellar crystal, a type of snowflake.
Stellar crystal snowflakes form in the lowest part of clouds.
There are seven different types of snowflakes, though the stellar crystals are the symbol of snowflakes because they're so beautiful.
If you go colder still, you get really beautiful stellar crystals.
It is shown how the presence of large dendritic and stellar crystals, of needles and of deposited minigraupels modifies strongly the snowflake asymmetry.
0 m/s did not have a strong effect on the generation of fragments or broken branches of dendritic or stellar crystals.
e) Snowflakes with large dendritic and stellar crystals (Type 5) contained approximately the same mean number of crystals in one snowflake (13.
Plate type and stellar crystals collected at Groveland have values 1.
The corresponding fragments of stellar crystals we re 0.