Craters and Slopes Near the South Pole of the Moon Adorn the Faces of a Rhombic Enneacontahedron

Zonohedrified Dodeca

The images on the faces of this polyhedron are based on information sent from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter, as seen at http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/lola/feature-20110705.html and tweeted by @LRO_NASA, which has been happily tweeting about its fifth anniversary in a polar lunar orbit recently. I have no idea whether this is actually an A.I. onboard the LRO, or simply someone at NASA getting paid to have fun on Twitter.

To get these images from near the Lunar South Pole onto the faces of a rhombic enneacontahedron, and then create this rotating image, I used Stella 4d:  Polyhedron Navigator. There is no better tool available for polyhedral research. To check this program out for yourself, simply visit www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

3 thoughts on “Craters and Slopes Near the South Pole of the Moon Adorn the Faces of a Rhombic Enneacontahedron

    • Memory limitations on uploads limit how slow I can make them, and still be able to post them here. I could use a smaller number of frames per second, but that would make the animation less smooth. The other trade-off I could do would be to reduce the image size. I’ll experiment with future posts to see what improvements are possible.

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