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#C A methuselah with a lifespan of 42883 generations, #C discovered on November 30, 2018, also known as Homer. x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 obo6b5obo$2b3obobob2o2bo$b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$2bobo2b2obo2b2o$o2bo4b3o3bo$ 3bob3obo$6obobob2obo$6b2ob2ob2o$2b3ob8o$3b2ob4o4b2o$6obo2bo2bo$bo3b3ob 3o2b2o$5obo3bob2obo$2o6bo2bo$2ob3o2bob6o$2b2obobob2o2b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ ZOOM 16 THUMBSIZE 2 WIDTH 480 HEIGHT 480 ]]
Pattern type Methuselah
Number of cells 129
Bounding box 16×16
MCPS 131
Lifespan 42883 generations
Final population 4333
L/I 332.4
F/I 33.6
F/L 0.101
L/MCPS 327.4
Discovered by Adam P. Goucher
Year of discovery 2018

Homer (or 42883M) is a methuselah with a lifespan of 42883 generations, discovered by Adam P. Goucher on November 30, 2018, using apgsearch.[1] It was the longest-lasting known methuselah to fit within a 16×16 bounding box until the discovery of 47575M in February 2019.

Stable pattern

The stable pattern that results from 42883M (excluding 52 escaping gliders) has 4073 cells and consists of 330 blinkers (including 27 traffic lights), 318 blocks, 171 beehives (including ten honey farms), 45 loaves, 49 boats, 13 ships, eight tubs, eight ponds, three long boats, two ship-ties in the form of a fleet, and one toad.

See also


  1. Adam P. Goucher. Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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