Scientific Image - Scientist using a Light Microscope

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Scientists using a Light Microscope. Light microscopes are the least expensive an most common type of microscope, and they're very useful in the classroom or lab, but they can't identify features smaller than about 200 nanometers.
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Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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Gary Hodges / NISE Network

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