Sunday, June 14, 2009

47th Mersenne Prime Found

On April 12th, the 47th known Mersenne prime, 242,643,801-1, a 12,837,064 digit number was found by Odd Magnar Strindmo from Melhus, Norway! This prime is the second largest known prime number, a "mere" 141,125 digits smaller than the Mersenne prime found last August.

Mersenne Primes where the subject of a comic from last May:

No comments: