New gun 1

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

New gun 1, or originally simply new gun, is a period-46 gun discovered by Bill Gosper in 1971[1]. It was 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 is shown below. See edge shooter for another example.

Image gallery

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

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection.

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