Why can’t we see atoms?
It may seem obvious that we can’t see atoms, cause they’re so small. but if we had x-ray detectors in our heads then we would see them all the time.
Seeing is a cool process. when light hits a flower for example it is absorbed and remitted with extra information saved on the light, this information will tell your brain what you are seeing.
Seeing atoms is too hard because they are so small to have an effect on visible light, the light that our eyes are used to seeing. However if we used light or other waves that are as small as atoms, then we will have enough resolution to see the atoms.
We not only can see atoms we can also move them, this is a link to a movie done in IBM where they moved atoms around.
Learn more about atoms here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSyAehMdpyI.
and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSyAehMdpyI