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Pattern type Methuselah
Number of cells 8
Bounding box 6×4
Lifespan 7468 generations
Final population 952
L/I 933.5
F/I 119
F/L 0.127
L/MCPS 829.8
Discovered by Tomas Rokicki
Year of discovery 2005

7468M is a methuselah with a lifespan of 7468 generations that was found by Tomas Rokicki on February 20, 2005. It is the longest-lived known pattern consisting of a single cluster with eight or fewer cells.

Stable pattern

The stable pattern that results from 7468M has 952 cells and consists of 61 blinkers (including 5 traffic lights), 51 blocks, 35 beehives, 24 gliders, 16 loaves, 11 boats, four ships, two tubs, two ponds, one toad, and one paperclip.[1]

See also


  1. Koenig, H. (February 21, 2005). "New Methuselah Records". Retrieved on January 24, 2009.