Lightweight spaceship

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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 known 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

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

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