Maximum volatility gun

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Maximum volatility gun
Maximum volatility gun image
Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 6434
Bounding box 1087×1043
Period 177
Barrels 1
Discovered by Jason Summers
Year of discovery 2009

The maximum volatility gun is a single-barrelled period-177 glider gun found by Jason Summers on October 22, 2009.[1] It is one of only a few known guns in Conway's Game of Life with volatility 1, i.e. guns in which every single cell oscillates.


  1. Dave Greene (February 19, 2016). Re: Thread for basic questions (discussion thread) at the forums