Another tessellation of space by zonohedra (truncated octahedra).
Kelvin conjectured incorrectly that this tesselation, more formally known as the
bitruncated cubic honeycomb
is the most efficient way to partition space into unit-volume cells (as measured by the surface area of the cells).
However, a different tessellation, the Weaire–Phelan structure
, has even smaller surface area.
Taken Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 08:54:33AM.
Original image size: 3888x2592, 2.1Mb
Technical details: Canon EOS 40D, 1/30s@ F5.6, ISO 1250, 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS, 85mm (136mm equiv)
PS CS4 3600:20, Exp1 B25 Sat10, USM 20:100