A spaceship discovered by Dean
Hickerson in December 1989, the first spaceship of its kind to be
found. Hickerson then found a small tagalong for this spaceship
which could be attached to one side or both. These three variants of
119P4H1V0 were the only known c/4 orthogonal spaceships until July
1992 when Hartmut Holzwart discovered a larger spaceship, 163P4H1V0.

Game of Life Explanation

The Game of Life is not your typical computer game. It is a cellular
automaton, and was invented by Cambridge mathematician John Conway.

This game became widely known when it was mentioned in an article
published by Scientific American in 1970. It consists of a grid of
cells which, based on a few mathematical rules, can live, die or
multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various
patterns throughout the course of the game.

Rules

For a space that is populated:

Examples

Each cell with one or no neighbors dies, as if by solitude.

Each cell with four or more neighbors dies, as if by
overpopulation.