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What are gamma rays and x rays useful for?

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2011-04-22 12:22:57

X-Ray are An electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short

wavelength (between ultraviolet light and gamma rays) that is able

to pass through many materials opaque to light.

Gamma-rays have the smallest wavelengths and the most energy of

any other wave in the electromagnetic spectrum. These waves are

generated by radioactive atoms and in nuclear explosions.

Gamma-rays can kill living cells, a fact which medicine uses to its

advantage, using gamma-rays to kill cancerous cells.

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