The idea is that the universe “wraps”, so if you were to “exit” a face of the polyhedron you would enter the opposite face, but rotated 36o. Okay, that’s really hard to picture.
What I’ve read of the original article doesn’t explain what happens with gravity. I can’t picture it. (Keeping in mind that these “faces” are no more meaningful for the laws of physics than the boundaries on a map: They are there so people can keep track of space.) An object in the middle will exert gravitational force (miniscule) on itself, from twelve directions at once.
Bah. I keep trying to build some sort of mental model to play with but I can’t hack it.
Ah well. I’m just glad the universe isn’t a d4 or a d6.
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