B-52 bomber

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B-52 bomber
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Pattern type Gun
Number of cells 85
Period 104
Barrels Unknown
Discovered by Noam Elkies
Year of discovery 1996

The B-52 bomber is a period 104 double-barrelled glider gun. It uses a B-heptomino and emits one glider every 52 generations. It was found by Noam Elkies in March 1996, except that Elkies used blockers instead of molds, the improvement being found by David Bell later the same month.

External links

B-52 bomber at the Life Lexicon