Strange dots

Answer is a well-known object, which at the same time is a location name. I'll post additional hints if needed.

Hint 1:

The cube is not really a cube. Along with three polygons it designates much more complex yet well-known 3D shape.

Edit: More visual hints.

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    The top left symbol looks like the Chinese character for "king". If we interpret the middle shapes as chemicals, we get cyclopentadienyl, benzene, and naphthalene respectively. Not sure where this could be going though... – Deusovi Jun 3 '16 at 18:11
  • @Deusovi No special symbol knowledge is needed to solve this. The idea about chemicals is interestring, but I haven't thought about them when making this puzzle (surprisingly enough, you can solve it if you interpret them as chemicals too). – HolyBlackCat Jun 3 '16 at 19:06
  • I've updated the puzzle. Unfortunately for you guys the edit affects only a later part of it, beginning remains as hard as it was before. :P – HolyBlackCat Jun 3 '16 at 19:20
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    Maybe the answer it's a football stadium but there many things do not make sense. – newzad Jun 4 '16 at 16:38
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    Given the hint and the shapes, I believe the "cube" is a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truncated_icosahedron (ie a soccer ball). – Robert Fraser Jun 4 '16 at 19:46
up vote 8 down vote accepted

I think the answer is

Saturn

because

It is the 6th planet of solar system and has 62 moons

Explanation:

The first part of the puzzle is this:
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Black stripes on the cube signify black polygons:
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At this point the cube starts to resemble an unfinished soccer ball. It's time to attach more polygons:
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And even more polygons!
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Looks good. Now, let's look at this part:
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This scheme makes me think that those symbols under the polygons are numbers. Then, let's count the polygons!
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In total: 6 double hexagons, 8 normal hexagons and 12 pentagons.
Thus, there are 8 objects (+1 tiny) and we're interested in the 12-6 = 6th one.
But what objects are we counting?
Let's look at this:
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The question mark with some objects in the middle just means "What shape?". Our cube is a soccer ball, which is a "hollow truncated icosahedron". But from the practical point of view it's just a sphere.
So, we're counting spheres. We have some unknown object and 8 spheres and 1 tiny sphere. This highly resemples our solar system: black circle = Sun, 8 spheres = planets, tiny sphere = Pluto, arcs below = orbits.
Thus, sixth sphere = Saturn? Look at following part:
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There are 62 dots and Saturn has 62 moons. Black ring may designate Saturn's rings.
And the huge question mark below that drawing unambiguously shows that the thing depicts an object we're looking for.
The answer is Saturn. Puzzle solved!

Edit: Added better explanation.

  • 11 planets in the solar system? – Paul Beckingham Jun 5 '16 at 21:04
  • If you try hard:) – newzad Jun 5 '16 at 21:14
  • Congratulations, you've got it! But why 11 planets total? You've said that Z = 8 yourself. – HolyBlackCat Jun 5 '16 at 21:16
  • This is very clever. – Paul Beckingham Jun 5 '16 at 21:18
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    @BmyGuest You're right, it needs a better answer. Here is is. – HolyBlackCat Jun 17 '16 at 16:42

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