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How water, wind, and chance sculpted an icy work of art
30/11/2022 09:38 PM | Click to read full article
In summer, tiny Lake Šobec is a playground. When winter descends on the Alpine landscape, however, the small lake becomes a canvas. Dozens of lake stars, their distinctive, fractal arms stretching out as if to touch each other, form across Lake Šobec’s surface. Lake stars can form because water beneath that thin layer of almost-clear ice is a degree or two warmer than the ice itself.