Lobster (spaceship)
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Lobster  
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Pattern type  Spaceship  

Number of cells  83  
Bounding box  26×26  
Direction  Diagonal  
Period  7  
Mod  7  
Speed  c/7  
Speed (unsimplified)  c/7  
Heat  81.7  
Discovered by  Matthias Merzenich  
Year of discovery  2011  
 
 

Lobster is a c/7 diagonal spaceship that was discovered by Matthias Merzenich on August 19, 2011.^{[1]} It was the first c/7 diagonal spaceship to be found. It consists of two gliders pulling a tagalonglike object that then rephases them. It can be infinitely extended.^{[2]}^{[3]}
The Lobster was voted the Pattern of the Year 2011 on ConwayLife.com, along with the fully universal Turing machine.^{[4]}
References
 ↑ Matthias Merzenich (August 19, 2011). c/7 diagonal spaceship (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
 ↑ Adam Goucher (August 26, 2011). "New spaceship velocity". Game of Life News. Retrieved on September 12, 2011.
 ↑ Matthias Merzenich (August 20, 2011). Re: c/7 diagonal spaceship (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
 ↑ beebop (February 28, 2012). Patterns of the Year 2011 (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
External links
 Lobster at the Life Lexicon
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with 83 cells
 Patterns found by Matthias Merzenich
 Patterns found in 2011
 Spaceships
 Periodic objects with minimum population 83
 Spaceships with period 7
 Diagonal spaceships
 Spaceships with speed c/7
 Spaceships with unsimplified speed c/7
 Spaceships with heat 81
 Spaceships with mod 7
 Patterns with bilateral diagonal symmetry