Vacuum (gun)

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Vacuum (gun)
Vacuum (gun) image
Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 36
Bounding box 49×43
Period 46
Barrels 2
Discovered by Dietrich Leithner
Year of discovery 1997
For other meanings of the term 'vacuum', see Vacuum (disambiguation).

Vacuum is a double-barreled period 46 glider gun that was found by Dietrich Leithner on February 21, 1997.[1] It uses three copies of twin bees shuttle stabilized in various different ways to produce the stream of gliders. Its name comes from the fact that it can be extended and used to pull blocks and beehives, as shown below.

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A larger version of vacuum being used to pull blocks and beehives
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  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.