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Dragon image
Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 102
Bounding box 29×18
Direction Orthogonal
Period 6
Mod 6
Speed c/6
Speed (unsimplified) c/6
Heat 97.3
Discovered by Paul Tooke
Year of discovery 2000

Dragon is an orthogonal c/6 spaceship that was discovered by Paul Tooke in April 2000. It was the first c/6 spaceship to be found. The spaceship functions by pushing two beehives forward. For almost six years all other known c/6 spaceships were flotillae involving toads[1] and at least two dragons until Tooke found 274P6H1V0 in March 2006. It was the smallest known c/6 orthogonal spaceship until the discovery of 56P6H1V0 in 2009.

Image gallery

Three dragons pulling two toads (in green) as flotillae
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Dragon has sparks that can support tagalongs, that are shown below. The left one has the same frontend as a half of 56P6H1V0. The frontend of the right one reminds 114P6H1V0 and can in turn support its pushalongs.

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See also


  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection. Retrieved on May 26, 2009.

External links

  • 102P6H1V0.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs