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Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 58
Bounding box 24×24
Direction Diagonal
Period 5
Mod 5
Speed c/5
Speed (unsimplified) c/5
Heat 64
Discovered by Matthias Merzenich
Year of discovery 2010

58P5H1V1 is an unnamed c/5 diagonal spaceship discovered by Matthias Merzenich on September 5, 2010. In terms of its minimum population of 58 cells it is the smallest known c/5 diagonal spaceship. It provides sparks at its trailing edge which can perturb gliders, and this property was used to create the first c/5 diagonal puffers. These sparks also allow the attachment of tagalongs which was used to create the first c/5 diagonal wickstretcher in January 2011.[1]

The final step for a glider synthesis of this spaceship was found by Goldtiger997 and Tanner Jacobi on April 2, 2020.[2] A complete synthesis, including the base still life, has yet to be posted.

Image gallery

the first c/5 diagonal puffer to be discovered
Download RLE: click here
the first c/5 diagonal wickstretcher to be discovered
RLE: here

See also


  1. Adam P. Goucher (January 26, 2011). "New c/5 diagonal technology". Game of Life News.
  2. Tanner Jacobi (April 2, 2020). Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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