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Yet Another Rabbits Relative

Posted in methuselahs on June 10, 2008 by DIVVS·IVLIVS

Rabbits is a 9-cell methuselah (stabilizes at time 17331) found by Andrew Trevorrow (one of the developers of the almighty Golly simulator) in 1986.

The methuselahs section on Dean Hickerson’s Game of Life page is a good source for several rabbits relatives; however I did not find there the following 12-cell pattern, which fits inside a 5×4 square.

Someone probably found this pattern earlier, but I don’t think it has been mentioned before.  It runs for 17426 generations. As far as I know, only three other rabbits relatives last longer than that.

Yet another Rabbits relative

Pattern (RLE)
#CXRLE Pos=0,0
x = 5, y = 4, rule = B3/S23