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|Number of cells||44|
|Discovered by||Bill Gosper|
|Year of discovery||1971|
Puffer 1 was the first puffer to be found, and was discovered by Bill Gosper in 1971. The debris that it leaves behind are groups of four blinkers and a pair of bookends, as shown below. The debris can be cleaned up and converted into gliders to create a rake as in backrake 3.
Puffer 1 first appeared semi-naturally in March 2016. Before this, a puffer with a similar construction but a different ash and period appeared in a soup found by Richard Schank in December 2014.