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Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron
Folded with 160 g/m2 paper, 7 cm tall

Pseudoglobes on a Truncated Icosahedron

The truncated icosahedron is easily recognized as the underlying shape of most soccer balls. Carbon atoms in the allotrope C60 ("fullerene") are also organized in truncated icosahedrons, nicknamed buckyballs (also in honor of Buckminster Fuller, whose geodesic domes superficially resemble this polyhedron).

Lots of small faces, many nonparallel edges, tiny narrow tabs, all contribute for making this solid rather demanding to assemble (and, the further the build progresses, the harder it gets). It is far more difficult than any other polyhedron presented here, so please read the generic assembly tips.


Resolution-3 Maps

Flat colors map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, flat colors (2524 KB PDF)
BMNG relief map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, color-coded with topographic and bathymetric data from The Blue Marble Project (3708 KB PDF)

High Resolution Maps

EOSVid map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, flat-colored (98 KB PDF)
EOSVid map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, texture-mapped (899 KB PDF)

Low Resolution Maps

EOSVid map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, EOSVid data by Dave Pape (resumbrae.com) (168 KB)
Flat-gray map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, flat gray (41 KB)
AVHRR Pathfinder map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, AVHRR Pathfinder data by Dave Pape (resumbrae.com) (175 KB)
Black and white map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, unshaded (paint it yourself) (36 KB)
Black and white map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, textured (161 KB)
Flat color map Gnomonic projection on a truncated icosahedron, poles on pentagonal faces, flat-colored (41 KB)

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