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Match the type of electromagnetic wave with its description and use.

RADIO WAVES longest wavelengths; used in transmitting television signals
MICROWAVES used to quickly cook and heat foods; wavelengths shorter than radio waves and longer than infrared waves.
INFRARED WAVES used in heat lamps; carry more energy than microwaves but less than visible light.
VISIBLE LIGHT only part of the spectrum that we can see; consists of wavelengths of red, oranges, yellow, green, blue, & violet; sometimes referred to as ROY G BIV
ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT cause of sunburn; helps produce vitamin D; carry more energy than visible light but less then x-rays; shorter wavelength than visible light
X-RAYS useful for medical applications; sometime used to detect black holes; have more energy than UV rays but less than gamma rays
GAMMA RAYS used to treat cancer cells; sometimes used to detect black holes; greatest amount of energy; smallest wavelength
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