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The Four Kepler-Poinsot Solids
This Demonstration shows the four Kepler–Poinsot polyhedra and their nets in color. To make a model of a solid, copy its net to your picture editor and print the picture.
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Izidor Hafner
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The small stellated dodecahedron and the great stellated dodecahedron were discovered by Johannes Kepler (1571–1630).
The great icosahedron and great dodecahedron were discovered by Louis Poinsot (1777–1859).
Reference
[1] P. R. Cromwell,
Polyhedra
, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997 pp. 251–256.
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Kepler–Poinsot Solid
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Dissection of Two Stellated Dodecahedra
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Great Icosahedron
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Fifty-Nine Icosahedra
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Playing with Stellations of the Icosahedron
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Published: July 2, 2014
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