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The '''lightweight spaceship''' (or '''LWSS''' for short or '''small fish'''<ref>{{cite weburl=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/2c/2]] and has [[period]] [[:Category:Spaceships with period 44]]. It was found by [[John Conway]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 19701970]].  The '''lightweight spaceship''' (or '''LWSS''' for short or '''small fish'''<ref>{{cite weburl=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/2c/2]] and has [[period]] [[:Category:Spaceships with period 44]]. It was found by [[John Conway]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 19701970]].  
Revision as of 19:19, 25 June 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 at c/2 and has period 4. It was found by John Conway in 1970.
See also
References
 ↑ "Small fish". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on June 10, 2009.