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Mirage image
Pattern type Miscellaneous
Number of cells 331
Bounding box 68×46
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Mirage (or Fata Morgana) is a reaction in which many sparse cells quickly create 13 gliders. Eight of those gliders construct a Gosper glider gun at generation 34, but the remaining five gliders destroy the glider gun by generation 73.[1]


  1. Alan Hensel's lifep.zip pattern collection.