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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: SES issues emergency warning for Gawler as floodwaters rise

18:54 EST

The town of Gawler and surrounding districts north of Adelaide are bracing for significant flooding, with the Army called in to help residents fill sandbags at Two Wells.

SA weather: Power outages continue for thousands after more than two days in dark

18:45 EST

Power may not be restored to Eyre Peninsula homes until the early hours of the morning after twin tornadoes and wild weather caused significant damage to transmission towers in South Australia.

Floriade flower festival closed for second day due to rain, snow at Corin Forest

18:06 EST

Floriade has been closed for the second day in a row due to heavy rain in Canberra, while Corin Forest has received 10 centimetres of snow overnight.