In follow-up to last week's "What Am I?" post, congratulations to Dolores for correctly identifying the above image. Stumped? Below are a few more examples of these tiny objects' possible formations. As you scroll down, I promise you'll be amazed!
These incredible snowflake images were obtained by using a low temperature scanning electron microscope.
All of the above images were taken by and belong to the "Electron and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture," located at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in the Electron Microscopy Unit, Bld. 465, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.
Visit their website here for a wealth of images, drawings and information.