Study: Most Snowflakes Contain Bacteria

 Snowflakes Contain Bacteria

Those beautiful snowflakes drifting out of the sky may have a surprise inside — bacteria.

Most snow and rain forms in chilly conditions high in the sky and atmospheric scientists have long known that, under most conditions, the moisture needs something to cling to in order to condense.

Now, a new study shows a surprisingly large share of those so-called nucleators turn out to be bacteria that can affect plants.

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