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I’m just reading some articles on the internet and saw an article that says that there’s found a New prime number. Is that true? Do we last week have found a New one?

https://www.ad.nl/economie/grootste-priemgetal-ooit-ontdekt~a33478f2/

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you add a link to an English article? I don't speak Dutch, sorry! $\endgroup$ – max_zorn Jan 13 '18 at 8:53
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Yes. $2^{77,232,917}-1$ with $23,249,425$ digits found in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)

See https://www.mersenne.org/primes/press/M77232917.html for the announcement

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Finding a new prime number is not something that you'll see in the news. What happened a few days ago was that it was found a prime number larger than any other known prime number.

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