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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gamma Rays

http://www.wix.com/moraphis/scijournalpranavi#!gamma-rays

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  3. Why does it mean that its the shortest means it can pass through the skin/bones?

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  5. The Electromagnetic Spectrum consists of 7 different types of waves and Gamma Rays are waves that have the highest frequency and the shortest wavelengths. Gamma radiation cannot be seen or felt. It mostly passes through skin and soft tissue, but some of it is absorbed by cells. Gamma Rays are the most dangerous as they are able to kill living cells because of this but this is used as an advantage to kill cancerous cells however they still are harmful as shielding from these rays require large amounts of mass. Gamma Rays can come from radio active decay, pulsars, magnetars and other types of galectic bodies. These can help in sterilising surgical instruments, kill harmful bacteria in food, and kill cancer cells.

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  6. so, in conclusion you are correct

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  7. Informative and detailed, try to make type it in points?

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  8. Very well done :D

    *Thumbs up!*

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  9. What causes the cells to absorb Gamma Rays?

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  10. @Daniel

    answering your question is a little difficult as we see the wave in a different form, a particle (photon). A radio photon does not have enough energy and does not travel through matter well but a gamma-ray photon has enough energy to damage the atoms in your body and make them radio active. Gamma ray can easily penetrate your body.

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