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Frozen bubbles: Ice crystals form on bubbles in real time

Watch ice crystals form in real time on these spinning and floating soap bubbles, filmed in -40°C weather in Northern Sweden. The crystalized spikes grow outward quickly as the low sun lights the surfaces of the spheres.

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Luckily, the internet is chock-full of videos that show how bubbles freeze. File under when physics looks like magic, and fall down a frozen bubble rabbit hole:


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