Pentakis dodecahedron


Pentakis dodecahedron

A pentakis dodecahedron is a Catalan solid. Its dual is the truncated icosahedron, an Archimedean solid.

It can be seen as a dodecahedron with a pentagonal pyramid covering each face. This interpretion is expressed in its name.

Chemistry

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Cultural references

*Spaceship Earth in Walt Disney World's Epcot is based on one.
*The shape of the 'Crystal Dome' used in the popular TV game show "The Crystal Maze" was based on a pentakis dodecahedron.

References

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External links

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* [http://polyhedra.org/poly/show/41/pentakis_dodecahedron Pentakis Dodecahedron] -- Interactive Polyhedron Model


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