Period-184 glider gun

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Period-184 glider gun
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Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 38
Bounding box 31×31
Period 184
Barrels 2
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1996

Period-184 glider gun is a true period 184 double-barrelled glider gun found by Dave Buckingham in July 1996. The engine in this gun is a Herschel descendant. Unlike previously discovered glider guns, the reaction flips on a diagonal so that both gliders travel in the same direction. This is the fourth smallest gun, after the Period-156 glider gun, Gosper glider gun and Simkin glider gun, and is the highest-period among them.

On June 11, 2019, Jeremy Tan found a 15-glider synthesis for this gun.[1]

References

  1. Jeremy Tan (June 11, 2019). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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