12 Rhombic Triacontahedra

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Twelve rhombic triacontahedra are placed at the vertices of an icosahedron. When the triacontahedra are connected face to face they fit into a rhombic triacontahedron which is larger by the square of the golden ratio. This assembly may be the first stage of a possible fractal structure, as 12 of the large enveloping triacontahedra (with 12 small triacontahedra inside) can be arranged in the same way, and so on.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (September 2007)
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