Friday, January 20, 2006

White holes

I was excited when I first saw it. Yes, this is a screen shot from LIFE. What happens here is that the two masses on the left and right 'bounce' off of the square on either side and back into each other recursively. But each time they collide they produce a glider. Were I an astrophysicist it would be easy to compare this to a white hole. Creating something out of nothing seems like a big deal.

There is a great article on LIFE at Wikipedia.

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