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|Pattern type||Strict still life|
|Number of cells||10|
|Year of discovery||1972|
- This article is about the 10-cell still life. For an oscillator where a series of reflectors reflect spaceships cyclically, see Glider loop.
It is the most naturally common still life that can act as a hook with tail catalyst; the period-14 oscillator shown on that page has occurred semi-naturally with a loop but not with a hook with tail.
Loop is the fortieth most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than scorpion but more common than fourteener. It is also the forty-ninth most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.
All strict still lifes with a population of 20 or fewer cells, as well as all oscillators and spaceships with 16 or fewer cells, are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.
Note that some would argue that the loops are members of the hat family.
- "Curl". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on June 3, 2009.
- "Long hat". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on June 3, 2009.
- Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
- Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.