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x = 6, y = 6, rule = B3/S23 2o$bo$bobo$2bobo$4bo$4b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 3 ZOOM 21 HEIGHT 400 SUPPRESS ]]
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 10
Bounding box 6 × 6
Frequency class 26.4
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery 1972

Melusine (or fuse with two tails) is a 10-cell still life.

While sometimes referred to as trans-fuse with two tails, this distinction is slightly misleading, as there is no way to connect two tails to a "fuse" of length 2 in cis arrangement. The closest alternative, welding the two tails, yields a boat.


See also: List of common still lifes

It is the fifth rarest 10-cell still life out of 25. It is about 45 times as common as the long fuse with two tails.

Glider synthesis

All strict still lifes with a population of 21 or fewer cells, all oscillators with 16 or fewer cells, and all spaceships with 31 or fewer cells are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.

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