Ice is a molecular lattice composed of hydrogen and oxygen that repeats in all directions. For this reason, water in the form of ice is technically classified as a mineral. Float through the center of hundreds of real snowflakes, each one a unique wonder. The shape of a snowflake displays its utmost internal organization. Its hexagonal symmetry begins at the molecular level, ten million times smaller than the whole. Its semi-fractal organization has to do with the structure of the water molecule itself: H20. Oxygen atoms are heavier than Hydrogen atoms, which makes the molecules join together the exact same way every time, automatically building hexagons out of every six individual molecules. Photographs courtesy of Professor Kenneth Libbrecht at the California Institute of Technology. Music by KRON.