Loafer

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Loafer
x = 9, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 b2o2bob2o$o2bo2b2o$bobo$2bo$8bo$6b3o$5bo$6bo$7b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]]
Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 9
Bounding box 9×9
Direction Orthogonal
Period 20
Mod Unknown
Speed c/7
Speed (unsimplified) Unknown
Heat Unknown
Discovered by Josh Ball
Year of discovery 2013

Loafer is a spaceship found by Josh Ball in 2013 . It is the slowest orthogonal spaceship, which (together with its loaf-pushing behaviour) led to it being named 'the loafer'. Adam P. Goucher discovered how to synthesise it with 18 gliders; this was further reduced to 8 by Matthias Merzenich. Shortly afterwards, a gun was engineered to repeatedly emit the spaceship.

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