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|Pattern type||Strict still life|
|Number of cells||6|
|Discovered by||John Conway|
|Year of discovery||1970|
Aircraft carrier is the fifteenth most common still life on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue, being less common than long barge but more common than paperclip. Among all still lifes with 6 cells, it is the fourth most common, being less common than barge but more common than snake. It is also the twentieth most common object overall on Catagolue.
There are three 3-glider collisions that produce an aircraft carrier as well as another object. The first one leaves a stray block, the second a beehive and the third a blinker, leading to three two-stage 4-glider syntheses for the still life. Other 4-glider collisions that make a clean aircraft carrier are also known.
- Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on March 30, 2010.
- Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 17, 2022.