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5:36 AM | February 06, 2013
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Details from the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search: On January 25th, prolific GIMPS contributor Dr. Curtis Cooper discovered the 48th known Mersenne prime, 257,885,161-1, a 17,425,170 digit number. This find shatters the previous record prime number of 12,978,189 digits, also a GIMPS prime, discovered over 4 years ago. More information can be found in this [...]

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