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Thunderbird image
Pattern type Methuselah
Lifespan 243 generations
Number of cells 6
Bounding box 3×5
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Thunderbird is a methuselah that stabilizes after 243 generations.[1] Its stable pattern has 46 cells and consists of four blinkers, four beehives and two boats.

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  1. Gardner, M. (1983). "The Game of Life, Parts I-III". Wheels, Life and Other Mathematical Amusements: 246, W.H. Freeman. 

External links

  • Thunderbird at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life