Constellation

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Also see: Stable constellations

A constellation is any pattern that comprises only simple objects, such as still lifes, oscillators and escaping spaceships. Spaceships are frequently considered not a part of the constellation proper.

The constellation that results from the R-pentomino at generation 1103 has 116 cells

A constellation that has evolved from a soup, a methuselah, a single reaction or another such burst of activity is known as ash. The final state of such evolution is either:

Constellations are named after a night sky's observation, where some stars seem to be grouped hapazard and never move: even a shooting star won't rearrange the overall look.

The familiar fours

The familiar fours are commonly seen (components of) constellations in Life that are made of four identical objects each:

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