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What determines shape of dust nucleus?

  1. Mar 12, 2010 #1
    Is a dust nucleus, dust attached to air?
    If water vapor molecules, attach themselves to dust nucleus in building visible [to the eye] snowflake, I'm supposing flake takes on shape of the dust. Does this mean "air" is shaped too?

    Don't laugh; I'm most confused!
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2010 #2
    I laughed.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 #3
    Yes, thank you for sharing Gear300,
    but might I beg you to elaborate?
    I really do want to understand this!
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 #4
    I actually don't know either. I just posted that because of your last line.

    Though, when you say air is shaped, what exactly do you mean?
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2010
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