### Solitaire of Life

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**January 19th, 2018, 8:51 pm**I hope this is original. The game's goal is to find the smallest still-life stabilization for a collection of cells, with all pre-placed cells having 3 or less neighbors. If one answer can't be beaten, a new challenge is made. As an example, take these cells:

The goal is to find the smallest still-life (or constellation of them) that stabilizes all of the cells. IN this particular case, I believe the smallest stabilization is this, with 23 total cells:

Answers will be ranked by the cell count of the stabilized constellation. As a first challenge, try this:

Please don't use WLS, or JLS to find solutions.

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`x = 8, y = 8, rule = LifeHistory`

3.C.C$.C3.C$C2.C.C$C2$6.2C$4.C2.C$2.C!

The goal is to find the smallest still-life (or constellation of them) that stabilizes all of the cells. IN this particular case, I believe the smallest stabilization is this, with 23 total cells:

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`x = 8, y = 9, rule = LifeHistory`

2.AC.CA$.C.A.C$C2.C.C$CA2.A2$6.2C$3.AC2.C$2.C2.2A$2.2A!

Answers will be ranked by the cell count of the stabilized constellation. As a first challenge, try this:

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`x = 16, y = 10, rule = LifeHistory`

C2$9.C$2.C$2.C2.C8.2C$3.C.C2.2C4.C$5.C$11.C$4.C$4.C!

Please don't use WLS, or JLS to find solutions.