a) A geologically occurring slow fission reactor, especially in the Earths past.

Physicists analyzing a tiny sample of this ancient georeactor—discovered in the African country of Gabon in 1972—have now determined how it worked.

b) Any man-made industrial structure built into the Earths crust and operating on the principle of nuclear fission.

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