Kok's galaxy

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Kok's galaxy
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Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 28
Bounding box 13×13
Period 8
Mod 8
Heat 39
Volatility 1.00
Strict volatility 1.00
Discovered by Jan Kok
Year of discovery 1971

Kok's galaxy is a period 8 oscillator found by Jan Kok in 1971. It is notable for its uses as a sparker, and can be seen acting as one in the "converter 1" found in this gun. In September 2003 Jason Summers found a 12-glider synthesis of this oscillator.[1]

Kok's galaxy serves as the logo of Golly.

See also


  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.

External links

  • 28P8.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs