Garden of Eden 6

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Garden of Eden 6
x = 10, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 bob3obo$2bobobo2bo$ob3o2b2o$bob5obo$o2bo2b4o$4o2bo2bo$ob5obo$b2o2b3obo $o2bobobo$2bob3obo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]]
Pattern type Garden of Eden
Number of cells 56
Bounding box 10×10
Discovered by Marijn Heule
Christiaan Hartman
Kees Kwekkeboom
Alain Noels
Year of discovery 2011

Merge notice.png It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Garden of Eden Template:IntTemplate:Intpretty much none of these are extremely notable on their own, and would probably be better off merged into the main article. this has a few notes, so maybe we could document these better there. (Discuss)

Garden of Eden 6 is a Garden of Eden, previously the smallest known Garden of Eden. It surpassed Garden of Eden 5, which had been the smallest known Garden of Eden for two years. The orphan on which it is based was also the smallest of its kind, requiring only 92 cells to specify. It is one of few known Gardens of Eden that is rotationally symmetric, and it was found by Marijn Heule, Christiaan Hartman, Kees Kwekkeboom, and Alain Noels, using a SAT-solver based approach.

Garden of Eden 6 ranked third place in the Pattern of the Year 2011 competition on the forums, behind the lobster and the fully universal Turing machine.[1]

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The orphan on which Garden of Eden 6 is based requires 92 cells to specify.


  1. beebop (February 28, 2012). Patterns of the Year 2011 (discussion thread) at the forums

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