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{{Spaceship|name=Lightweight Spaceship|bx=5|by=4|h=11|pname=lwss|dir=Orthogonal|p=4|s=c/2|c=9|discoverer=John Conway||discoveryear=1970|life105=true|life106=true|plaintext=true|rle=true|animated=true|synthesis=3|synthesisRLE=true|rulespecial=[[Conway's Game of Life|Conway Life]], [[HighLife]]|rulemin=B3/S23|rulemax=B3468/S2378}}
The '''lightweight spaceship''' (or '''LWSS''' for short or '''small fish'''<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.argentum.freeserve.co.uk/lex_s.htm#smallfish |title=Small fish |work=The Life Lexicon |publisher=Stephen Silver |accessdate=June 10, 2009}}</ref>) is the smallest orthogonally moving [[spaceship]], and the second most common spaceship (after the [[glider]]). It moves at [[:Category:Spaceships with speed c/2|c/2]] and has [[period]] [[:Category:Spaceships with period 4|4]]. It was found by [[John Conway]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 1970|1970]].
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The '''lightweight spaceship''' (or '''LWSS''' for short or '''small fish'''<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.argentum.freeserve.co.uk/lex_s.htm#smallfish |title=Small fish |work=The Life Lexicon |publisher=Stephen Silver |accessdate=June 10, 2009}}</ref>) is the smallest orthogonally moving [[spaceship]], and the second most common spaceship (after the [[glider]]). It moves orthogonally at [[c/2 orthogonal|c/2]] and has [[period]] [[:Category:Spaceships with period 4|4]]. It was found by [[John Conway]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 1970|1970]].
  
 
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Revision as of 05:30, 26 October 2009

Lightweight Spaceship
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Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 9
Bounding box 5×4
Direction Orthogonal
Period 4
Mod Unknown
Speed c/2
Speed (unsimplified) Unknown
Heat 11
Discovered by John Conway
Year of discovery 1970

The lightweight spaceship (or LWSS for short or small fish[1]) is the smallest orthogonally moving spaceship, and the second most common spaceship (after the glider). It moves orthogonally at c/2 and has period 4. It was found by John Conway in 1970.

Tagalong

In April 1992, David Bell found a tagalong for two lightweight spaceships (or two middleweight spaceships or two heavyweight spaceships). It can be extended infinitely by attaching it to the back of itself.

Tagalong for two lightweight spaceships
Download RLE: click here

See also

References

  1. "Small fish". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on June 10, 2009.

External links