Stellated Polyhedra


Click on the icons to manipulate the standard stellations of the octahedron, dodecahedron and icocahedron. [There are no stellations of the cube or octahedron.]
 

Stellated Octahedron
(Stella Octangula)
Stellated Dodecahedron
(Small Stellated Dodecahedron)
Stellated Icosahedron
(Great Stellated Dodecahedron)

The first two solids were discovered by Kepler in 1690. Poinsot discovered the third. They form part of the so-called Kepler-Poinsot solids.



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