Five-Bit Life Objects

Still-life | Spaceship | Methuselahs



The 1 five-bit still-life

5b P1

Boat [2]


The 1 five-bit spaceship

5b SS

Glider; Feather- weight space- ship; FWSS [2]

The Glider has a period of 4 and a diagonal velocity of c/4. It moves one cell up and flips diagonally every two generations, effectively moving one cell up and left every 4 generations. It is the simplest and most common spaceship in Life, and forms the basis for all syntheses.


The 2 five-bit methuselahs

5-bit methuselahs

Pi Hept- omino (@2); Blasting cap (@2); House (@5) [2] R pent- omino (@2) [3]
2 Ponds, 6 blocks, 5 blinkers (@175) Loaf, ship, 4 beehives, boat, 8 blocks, 4 blinkers, 6 gliders (@1105)



Other sizes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and larger, not quite stable objects.

See also: Life objects sorted by: counts, frequency of occurrence, cost in gliders, name, size in bits, or type.

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