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|Number of cells||846278|
|Discovered by||Andrew J. Wade|
|Year of discovery||2010|
Gemini is the first oblique spaceship to be constructed, and was discovered by Andrew J. Wade in 2010. It displaces itself by 5120 cells vertically and 1024 cells horizontally every 33,699,586 generations. It comprises two identical halves, each of which contains three Chapman-Greene construction arms. A tape of gliders continually relays between the two halves, instructing each to delete its parent and construct a daughter configuration.
The pattern marks the thirteenth explicitly-constructed spaceship velocity, but facilitates an infinite range of related velocities. For example, Dave Greene has reduced its period by eight generations, whilst maintaining its displacement. Theoretically speaking, a Gemini-esque spaceship could be constructed with any velocity slower than (but not equal to) (1,1)c/580.
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(google is not allowing to download the file. Alternative sources?)
(On google docs so download quota may be exceeded by the time you attempt download.)
- Gemini RLE file with programs used to construct it (alternate download on drop.io]