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2 Very interesting(and closely related) 7x7 patterns

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2 Very interesting(and closely related) 7x7 patterns

Postby Mephisto » June 30th, 2017, 4:47 pm

Before I start this is my first post and I found these messing around, so if anybody discovered these before I couldn't have known and I am not here to plagiarize or steal any credit.

I have a certain fascination with radial symmetry and love to mess around with it a lot, especially in the game of life.

The first of the patterns stabilizes at gen 274 and with dimensions of 77x21. But what makes this pattern special is that it features a pair of glider collisions which start at gen 181(first half appears at gen 70 and the second half at gen 122)
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x = 7, y = 7, rule = B3/S23

The second pattern differs from the first by only 2 cells, and it is a methuselah that stabilizes at gen 2945 with dimensions of 185x307. Side note: there are 7 pairs of gliders that exit the debris untouched, and I counted 7 pairs of gliders that ended up colliding with the debris, 3 or so of which might have lasted less than 20 generations since they were in the middle of the debris, so there may be of these short lived pairs generated by this methuselah.
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x = 7, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
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