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Highly energetic electromagnetic waves with frequencies between a few hundred Quadrillions and a few hundred Quintillions of oscillations per second, corresponding to wave-lengths of a few billionths to a few trillionths of a metre. Most people know of these ray's medical applications - with their help, one can produce images of the interior of human bodies - however, they are also used in (X-ray) astronomy.

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