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Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 58
Bounding box 27×8
Direction Orthogonal
Period 5
Mod 5
Speed c/5
Speed (unsimplified) c/5
Heat 53.6
Discovered by David Bell
Year of discovery 1997

Spider is an orthogonal c/5 spaceship that was discovered by David Bell in April 1997. It is the smallest known c/5 orthogonal spaceship. Its side sparks have proven to be very useful in constructing puffers and rakes.

On March 7, 2019, Martin Grant found a 601-glider synthesis of spider, making it the first c/5 orthogonal spaceship to be synthesized.[1] Optimizations have since been found to reduce the glider count.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin Grant. Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

External links

  • 58P5H1V0.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs