How Does a Microscope Work ?

By The News Voice

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feb 24, 2021

A microscope is something that uses a lens or lenses to make small objects look bigger and to show more detail.

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A simple microscope has one lens and is essentially a magnifying glass with a relatively high magnification.

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Some microscopes can be used to observe an object at the cellular level, allowing scientists to see the shape of a cell and its various parts.

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While the microscope nowadays has many parts, the most important pieces are its lenses. It is through the microscope’s lenses that the image of an object can be magnified and observed in detail.

Simple light and basic microscope manipulates how light enters the eye using a convex lens, where both sides of the lens are curved outwards.

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When light reflects off of an object being viewed under the microscope and passes through the lens, it bends towards the eye. This makes the object look bigger than it actually is.

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Microscope lenses differ widely in quality, and this can affect how clearly you can see an image, the quality of the glass used and the shape of the lens both affect its overall quality.

More sophisticated and specialized microscopes, such as an electron microscope, use the same scientific principles, Electron microscopes use a beam of electrons instead of visible light to illuminate the object being viewed.

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Though modern microscopes can be high-tech, microscopes have existed for for centuries. First microscope was made in 1609 by Galileo Galilei.

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