Higher Energy, Better Microscope

using waves to detect the physical world,
      image quality is limited by wavelength

our eyes attuned to the sun's visible light
       wavelengths ~ 0.0000005 meters = 500nm
too wide to analyze anything smaller than a cell

for higher magnification,
        must use waves with smaller wavelengths
        e.g. electron microscope for crystals, viruses

But even best electron microscope only shows fuzzy picture of atom.