The Rhombic Triacontahedron is difficult to see, because the 3-edged vertices tend to jump in
and jump out. We therefore show an anaglyph image (use red-green stereo glasses).
On the usual images of the Rhombic Triacontahedron the 3-edged vertices jump in and out.
This phenomenon occurs naturally with rhombic tessalations and has been used to create
optical illusions showing paradoxical pictures.
The Rhombic Triacontahedron inside its dual, the
Its 5-edged vertices touch the midpoints of the icosidodecahedron pentagon faces.
The length of the long diagonals of the rhombic faces equals the distance between the
midpoints of neighboring pentagon faces of the icosidodecahedron.
The endpoints of the short diagonals, i.e. the 3-edged vertices, stay well inside the
icosidodecahdron. To obtain these consider the inscribed sphere of the icosidodecahedron,
it touches at the midpoints of the pentagons and the midpoints of the triangles are
outside of this sphere. Inversion of the triangle midpoints in this sphere gives the
3-edged vertices of the rhombic triacontahedron. The pyramid construction above is simpler.