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At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: The largest prime number ever found.
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A team at the University of Central Missouri, headed by Curtis Cooper has announced, via press release from the Mersenne organization, that they have found the largest prime number ever — it is 274,207,281 – 1; it has over 22 million digits. The new record has broken the old record by approximately five million digits.