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Depiction of close-packing of 72 stars on the surface of a sphere • Icosahedral and dodecahedral symmetry

Based on journal paper:
"Packing of Equal Regular Pentagons on a Sphere"
Tarnai, T. and Gáspár, Zs. (2001)
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
Figure 9d, page 1055

Packing of Equal Regular Pentagons on a Sphere

Paper considers the tightest packing of equal regular pentagons on the surface of a sphere, for several different pentagon counts, the greatest being 72

Modeled in SketchUp • Rendered in Kerkythea
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