Possible Self-Sustaining Fission Detected at Chernobyl Disaster Site

Obreid

Power Poster
There was a story about a geological formation in Africa where it looked like there might have been a prehistoric nuclear detonation.
it was small and subterranean. They speculated uranium had settled into a concentrated deposit and with time and pressure had possibly achieved fission.
It a stretch and might be bunk.
But who knows with enough time and pressure, as they like to say
 
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DucknCover

Guest
The Earth's core is 6000 °C that's about as hot as the surface of the sun 5800°C.
Uranium becomes sufficiently concentrated at the base of Earth’s mantle to ignite self-sustained nuclear fission.
 

RiffRaff

Deputy Director
Staff member
The Earth's core is 6000 °C that's about as hot as the surface of the sun 5800°C.
Uranium becomes sufficiently concentrated at the base of Earth’s mantle to ignite self-sustained nuclear fission.
Naturally occurring self-sustained nuclear fission is theoretically possible, but the scenario you're referencing near the planet's core is a highly controversial theory, not fact. If they are able to prove it true at some point in the future, maybe we can figure out a way to utilize it as a new source of renewable energy.
 

Obreid

Power Poster
Those temperature and concentrations of magnetic materials in liquid form are the reason we have an atmosphere. Without it we wouldn’t have an atmosphere dense enough to protect life from solar radiation.
 
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