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Polarizing Microscope

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This is what you see when you look at thin sections of mica and quartz in a polarizing microscope.

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Thin rock section seen through the 10x objective of a Motic BA300 Polarizing microscope. Via JonDM.

Global Polarizing Microscope Sales Market Report 2016

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Meteorite slices ~ These colorful images are of thin slices of meteorites viewed through a polarizing microscope. Part of the group classified as HED meteorites for their mineral content (Howardite, Eucrite, Diogenite), they likely fell to Earth from 4 Vesta, the mainbelt asteroid currently being explored by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.

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Fruits and Vegetables Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

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This image shows vitamin C crystals viewed through a polarizing microscope, BylandPhotography, The Fine Art Photography of Eldon and Sandy Byland, via Etsy.

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