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X-rays

The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that has a very short wave length. It has a wavelength longer than gamma rays, yet shorter than visible light. X-rays can penetrate various thicknesses of all solids, and when absorbed by a gas, can result in ionization.

Xenon

An inert gas that occurs at extremely low concentration in the atmosphere.

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Thunderstorms light up the Kimberley sky

17:30 AEDT A low over northern areas of Western Australia's Kimberley region is generating plenty of thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain over an already saturated landscape.

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