Puffer 1

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Puffer 1
Puffer 1 image
Pattern type Puffer
Number of cells 44
Bounding box 27×7
Direction Orthogonal
Period 128
Speed c/2
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.

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