Gosper glider gun

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Gosper glider gun
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Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 88
Period 8
Barrels Unknown
Discovered by Bill Gosper
Year of discovery 1970

The Gosper glider gun is the first known gun, and indeed the first known finite pattern with unbounded growth, found by Bill Gosper in November 1970. It remains by far the smallest known gun. Bill Gosper has since found other guns, such as new gun 1 and new gun 2.

External links

Gosper glider gun at the Life Lexicon