From rocks to icebergs, the natural world tends to break into cubes

A scanning electron micrograph of dolomite, a mineral with a striking rhombohedric structure.

Perhaps the Cubists were right. Researchers have found that when everything from icebergs to rocks breaks apart, their pieces tend to resemble cubes. The finding suggests a universal rule of fragmentation at scales ranging from the microscopic to the planetary.

也许立体主义者是对的。研究人员发现,当他们发现的每一块冰山都像冰块一样破裂时。这一发现表明了从微观到行星尺度上的碎片化普遍规律。

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/rocks-icebergs-natural-world-tends-break-cubes

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