posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 12:52 PM
Plus, I hate having to 'debunk' Internos, because I usually agree with him and his material, but I feel inclined to state the reasons I didn't
think it was a snowflake, even before seeing the whole pic.
1. No symmetry. Even if this was a snowflake that was mauled by the propeller, it does not appear to have ever been symmetrical. That is not to say
that such disfiguring would be impossible, just unlikely. I spent some time trying to find a similar photo of a snowflake, with no luck.
2. If that really was a snowflake, close enough to the camera to take up that much space in the pic (even in the whole pic), I find it
extremely unlikely that it would be in such pristine focus. At that altitude, the airstream and turbulence from the propeller would cause an
object that size to be a blurry streak. Again, not impossible, just unlikely.