Huge Prime Number

I was reading the news earlier and learned that group of mathematicians has discovered a huge Prime Number, the 46th known Mersenne prime. If you wonder what a Mersenne prime number is , it is a specific type of prime number that is expressed as 2 to the power of (or exponent) P minus 1, with P being itself a prime number. I am always fascinated with numbers and Mathematics that is why, when I learned about the news, I was amazed. Aside from the sweet recognition, the group is also eligible for a $100,000 prize. Awesome!

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