The Closest Possible Packing of Spheres

The Closest Possible Packing of Spheres

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Caption: From the packing of spheres emerges the symmetry of the cube octahedron, common in many crystalline systems.

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Keywords: cube octahedron, geometry, math, mathematical, mathematics, maths, octahedron, packing of spheres, shape, space, sphere, sphere packing, symmetry

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