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stellation

great icosahedron

Great icosahedron. Model and image courtesy Robert Webb.


Stellation is the process of constructing a new polyhedron by extending the face planes of a given polyhedron past their edges. A stellation is also tThe new polyhedron thus obtained. Starting with the icosahedron, for example, there are 59 possible stellations, including the great icosahedron, which is one of the Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra.