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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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SA weather: Langhorne Creek vineyards welcome winter flooding

06:31 EST

While a wet and stormy winter has many South Australians counting the days until summer, flooding at Langhorne Creek south of Adelaide has grape growers smiling.

Lake Pedder overflows after record wet July quarter

18:30 EST

Lake Pedder in Tasmania's south-west has reached capacity for the first time in 28 years.

Myer redevelopment site flooded after Hobart Rivulet wall collapses

18:07 EST

Water from the Hobart Rivulet has flooded a major construction site in the CBD, leading to road blocks and the closure of the adjacent shopping centre.