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Pattern type Methuselah
Number of cells 149
Bounding box 20×20
MCPS 157
Lifespan 31192 generations
Final population 3602
L/I 209.3
F/I 24.2
F/L 0.115
L/MCPS 198.7
Discovered by Erik de Neve
Year of discovery 2010

Edna is a methuselah with a lifespan of 31192 generations, discovered by Erik de Neve on January 10, 2010, using Nathaniel Johnston's soup search script,[1] being the first such pattern to be found with a longevity greater than that of Lidka. It is currently the second longest-lived known methuselah to fit within a 20×20 bounding box.

The pattern is named after Methuselah's wife, Edna.

Stable pattern

The stable pattern that results from Edna cycles between 3600 and 3602 cells.

Image gallery

See also


  1. "Online Life-Like CA Soup Search". Retrieved on February 1, 2010.

External links

  • Edna on Nathaniel Johnston's blog
  • Edna on Erik de Neve's blog