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On 17 November 2003, Michael Shafer's computer found the 40th known Mersenne prime (2^20996011 - 1). This number "weighs in" at a whopping 6320430 decimal digits! This is also the largest known prime number, surpassing GIMPS' last discovery by over 2 million digits.

 

  Submitted: 2003-12-06 09:07:10;   Last Modified: 2008-01-30 11:28:00.



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