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The hole allows in too much ultraviolet light, which contributes to higher temperatures.
The core then sends out x-rays and ultraviolet light that will cause that envelope of debris to shine for about 10,000 years, producing a nebula while the star’s core flickers off.
Thick skin might also protect the body from the strong ultraviolet light at high altitudes.
Our best guess is that the lower flux of ultraviolet radiation during the winter, along with the sun-blocking effect of the ring shadows on the winter hemisphere, reduces the production of the overlying haze.
In the noisy, hot aluminum plants where workers wield vibrating hand tools and can be exposed to ultraviolet radiation, safety is paramount.
The major risk factor for melanoma stems from exposure to ultraviolet rays, his post goes on to say, from either sunlight, tanning beds, or sun lamps.
In a Facebook post, Adams outlined how exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or tanning beds can increase the likelihood of melanoma and described the warning signs.
For contrast, arc eye is a burn: Welders get it from their exposure to bright ultraviolet light.
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ULTRAVIOLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ultraviolet for English Language Learners
—used to describe rays of light that cannot be seen and that are slightly shorter than the rays of violet light
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