Adjustable glider loops

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An adjustable glider loop is an oscillator composed of stable reflectors, whose positioning and distances can be adjusted to give new periods.


Snark loop

P43 glider loop
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Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 228
Bounding box 65×65
Period 43
Mod 43
Heat 66.05
Volatility 0.81
Discovered by Matthias Merzenich
Year of discovery 2013

A Snark loop is an oscillator made from snark reflectors, which allow periods of 43 and higher.

Shown to the right is an example of a period 43 loop.