20080916, 05:50  #705 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2·3·293 Posts 

20080916, 06:18  #706 
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
5×701 Posts 

20080916, 06:26  #707 
May 2008
3×5×73 Posts 

20080916, 12:29  #708 
Nov 2006
Saarbruecken, Germany
1100110_{2} Posts 
M45 and M46 finally announced
2^431126091 (12978189 digits) was found on August 23rd and
2^371566671 (11185272 digits) on September 6th. Check out: http://www.mersenne.org 
20080916, 13:12  #710  
Nov 2003
2^{2}×5×373 Posts 
Quote:
stop looking for NEW primes (now that we have a prime > 10M digits) and instead were to work on filling in the GAPS. Also, these primes are quite interesting from a mathematical point of view. Before revealing what makes these two so interesting, I will give others a chance to suggest the reason. 

20080916, 13:13  #711 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
15564_{8} Posts 
Congratulations and thanks to everyone!!!! GIMPS is a group effort. While a few lucky discoverers get the glory, they couldn't have done it without all the hard work put in by the rest of you.
You are hereby ordered to have a celebratory drink tonight. Thanks too for your patience during the verification and announcement process. 
20080916, 13:30  #712 
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
2,467 Posts 
Not unexpectedly, they are not a part of a twin prime pair and don't disprove the NMC.
5^2*859  2^371566673 297253337  2^37156667+1 191  2^431126093 86225219*5259738299*5949540043*12482997260297  2^43112609+1 Congrats everyone! Alex 
20080916, 14:12  #713 
Apr 2008
Regensburg..^~^..PlzeĆ
1010101_{2} Posts 
[quote=Prime95;142684]Congratulations and thanks to everyone!!!!
<> You are hereby ordered to have a celebratory drink tonight. <> quote] Wilco! Haven't decided whether it will be Tomato Juice spiked with Tobasco or the Plzner Prazdroj in the fridge. 
20080916, 15:21  #714 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
100011110011_{2} Posts 
Congratulations to everyone involved!

20080916, 15:29  #715 
Aug 2008
2×43 Posts 
I noticed that at Wikipedia, the August prime is listed as #47, and the September prime is #46. I suppose this is the way they'll always* be listed now.
M46 is the lowest known prime with more than 10M digits, but M47 won the prize! *note: "always" is not the correct term, since new mersenne primes less than M47 may still be found. 
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