New gun 1

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New gun 1
New gun 1 image
Pattern type Gun
Period 46
Barrels 1
Number of cells 56
Bounding box 36×35
Discovered by Bill Gosper
Year of discovery 1971

New gun 1 is a period-46 gun discovered by Bill Gosper in 1971,[1] being the second basic gun to be found (the first being the Gosper glider gun). A number of other ways of constructing a gun from two twin bees shuttles have since been found, the smallest being shown below (see edge shooter for another example).

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The smallest known period-46 gun
Download RLE: click here

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection.

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