Problem: Which of the following statements about X-rays and radio waves is not true? A) Neither X-rays nor radio waves can penetrate Earth's atmosphere. B) X-rays have shorter wavelengths than radio waves. C) X-rays and radio waves are both forms of light, or electromagnetic radiation. D) X-rays have higher frequency than radio waves. E) x-rays have higher energy than radio waves 

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X-rays from outer space cannot penetrate the earth's atmosphere to the earth's surface because of the thickness of the atmosphere.

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Which of the following statements about X-rays and radio waves is not true? 

A) Neither X-rays nor radio waves can penetrate Earth's atmosphere. 

B) X-rays have shorter wavelengths than radio waves. 

C) X-rays and radio waves are both forms of light, or electromagnetic radiation. 

D) X-rays have higher frequency than radio waves. 

E) x-rays have higher energy than radio waves 

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