# Snow ball

1. Jun 11, 2008

### Asian Girl

What is the shape of snowball? i thought it's circle but my friend said it's a sphere.

2. Jun 11, 2008

### Defennder

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3. Jun 11, 2008

### rootX

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4. Jun 11, 2008

### tiny-tim

Hi Asian Girl!

I think you mean snowflake.

If so, I agree with you:
For more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow#Snowflakes".

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5. Jun 11, 2008

### Defennder

Why would a snowflake be shaped like a sphere?

6. Jun 11, 2008

### tiny-tim

You'll have to ask Asian Girl's friend!

… you're trying to get an introduction, aren't you … ?

7. Jun 12, 2008

### HallsofIvy

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My question (and, I suspect, Defennder's, except for a typo) would be "Why would a snowflake be shaped like a circle". All snowflakes are more like 6 pointed stars.

I don't know what language Asian Girl speaks but it might be a translation problem. A circles is "flat"- two dimensional- in a plane. A sphere is 3 dimensional.

(Very strictly speaking, a snowball is a "ball"- a "sphere" is the surface of a ball.)

8. Jun 12, 2008

### tiny-tim

But a 6 pointed star is like a circle …

… especially when it's spinning beautifully! :!!)