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Jan. 07, 2014

Ice Spikes: Your Photos

by Chau Tu

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Last week we posted about the phenomenon known as ice spikes, where water freezes and forms a stalagmite-like formation that juts into the air. While the reasons why and how these spikes occur aren't entirely clear, they do seem to appear frequently, such as in ice cube trays in freezers.
 
We asked you to submit photos of ice spikes that you've discovered. Check out the slideshow above to see what others have found.
 
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About Chau Tu

Chau is SciFri's web producer. She spends a lot of her time drinking coffee, seeking out street art, listening to music, and defending Los Angeles. You can find her on Twitter @chaubtu

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