Researchers Discover A 2 Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor In Africa

In 1972, a worker at a nuclear fuel processing plant noticed something suspicious in a routine analysis of uranium obtained from a normal mineral source from Africa. As is the case with all natural uranium, the material under study contained three isotopos- ie three forms with different atomic masses: uranium 238, the most abundant variety; uranium 234, the rarest and uranium 235, the isotope that is coveted because it can sustain a nuclear chain reaction. Via UsualRoutine Elsewhere in the earth’s crust, on the moon and even in meteorites, we…

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