From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
The microscope is an instrument that magnifies the image of small objects such that they become observable by humans. Here, small (or microscopic) means below the spatial resolution of the human eye (around 100μm).
The history of the microscope
Other kinds of microscopes
Magnetic Resonance Microscopy
- Microscopy Special. Nature News Specials 3 June 2009.