Wonder World: Hexagon

Triumph of the Hexagon

Video Description: "An adventure through time and space on a voyage of the Hexagon, nature's perfect shape." Credits: Youtube, Fnordvision
 

Hexagons: natural and human-made

  • A beehive honeycomb.

  • The scutes of a turtle's carapace.

  • North polar hexagonal cloud feature on Saturn, discovered by Voyager 1 and confirmed in 2006 by Cassini.

  • Micrograph of a snowflake.

  • Crystal structure of a molecular hexagon composed of hexagonal aromatic rings reported by Müllen and coworkers in Chem. Eur. J., 2000, 1834-1839.

  • Naturally formed basalt columns from Giant's Causeway in Ireland.

  • An aerial view of Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope mirror is composed of 18 hexagonal segments.

  • Metropolitan France has a vaguely hexagonal shape

  • Flower of life

  • Metatron cube

  • Platonic solid.

 

Hexagon, Nature's perfect shape
 

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Wonder World: Hexagon