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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

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The atomic numbers (proton-electron pairs) of 24 of the naturally occurring (Hydrogen through Uranium) elements from the periodic table are prime. Coincidentally, 24 of the naturally occurring elements have a prime number of nucleons (protons and neutrons). [Welch]


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