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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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IOD reaches new (dry) heights

13:48 AEDT   The strongest positive Indian Ocean Dipole of the last two decades is limiting rainfall in Australia this spring.

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