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|name        = Simkin glider gun
 
|name        = Simkin glider gun
 
|pname        = simkinglidergun
 
|pname        = simkinglidergun
|c            = 29
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|c            = 36
 
|bx          = 33
 
|bx          = 33
 
|by          = 23
 
|by          = 23

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Simkin glider gun
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Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 36
Bounding box 33×23
Period 120
Barrels 2
Discovered by Michael Simkin
Year of discovery 2015

Simkin glider gun is a glider gun, found by Michael Simkin on April 28, 2015. It consists of a Herschel running in two period-60 conduits, producing infinite copies of the first natural glider. In terms of its 36 cells it is the smallest known gun, sharing the record with the Gosper glider gun. In the 29-cell double-barrelled form, as well as the pseudo-period boat-bit form, it is the absolute record holder.

See also