The Sixth Stellation of the Triakis Octahedron

The Sixth Stellation of the Triakis Octahedron

The triakis octahedron, a Catalan solid, is the dual of the truncated cube. When stellated six times, the triakis octahedron yields this polyhedral compound with three parts. The parts themselves appear to be unusual, irregular, dipolar octahedra with eight kites for faces, each in sets of four, with their smallest angles meeting at one vertex. However, given that these vertices are, in each case, hidden under the other parts of the compound, there is uncertainty in this.

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