Sidecar
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Sidecar  
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Pattern type  Tagalong Spaceship  

Number of cells  24  
Bounding box  9×12  
Direction  Orthogonal  
Period  4  
Mod  4  
Speed  c/2  
Speed (unsimplified)  2c/4  
Heat  33.5  
Discovered by  Hartmut Holzwart  
Year of discovery  1992  
 
 
 

Sidecar is an orthogonal c/2 spaceship that was found by Hartmut Holzwart in 1992. Alternatively, it may refer just to the tagalong (displayed in green, in one phase it is made of a LWSS and a banana spark) that is attached to the heavyweight spaceship. The tagalong itself can be constructed via five gliders, so the entire spaceship can be constructed via eight gliders. One spaceship can support two sidecars.
The tagalong can be destroyed by an eater 1 in a way that doesn't affect the heavyweight spaceship, which can be then destroyed by known means, e. g. with the block and pond.
It first appeared naturally on May 12, 2019, in a G1 haul submitted to Catagolue by Rob Liston.^{[1]}
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See also
References
 ↑ Ian07. Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
External links
 Sidecar at the Life Lexicon
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with 24 cells
 Patterns found by Hartmut Holzwart
 Patterns found in 1992
 Patterns that can be constructed with 8 gliders
 Spaceships
 Tagalongs
 Periodic objects with minimum population 24
 Spaceships with period 4
 Orthogonal spaceships
 Spaceships with speed c/2
 Spaceships with unsimplified speed 2c/4
 Spaceships with heat 33
 Spaceships with mod 4
 Natural periodic objects