Big glider

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Big glider
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Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 68
Bounding box 18×18
Direction Diagonal
Period 4
Mod 4
Speed c/4
Speed (unsimplified) c/4
Heat 61.0
Discovered by Dean Hickerson
Year of discovery 1989

The big glider was found by Dean Hickerson in December 1989 and was the first known diagonal spaceship other than the glider. Robert Wainwright discovered some small tagalongs for this spaceship, including one that can be used to string an arbitrarily large number of big gliders together and append certain glider tagalongs.

Two gliders can be temporarily seen at the front of the ship; these do not stay gliders but still move like them.

Image gallery

Some small tagalongs (in green); the block in the center tagalong can be removed or replaced with tagalong parts of Canada goose or Orion 2.
RLE: here

See also

External links

  • 68P4H1V1.5 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs