Electron Telescope

By: Alyssa Kuyper

What's The Big Deal

Nasa uses electron telescopes to search for dark matter and provides the highest energy direct measurement of the cosmetic ray electron spectrum in order to observe discrete sources of high energy particle acceleration in our galaxy.

Background Info

The lens for this telescope was first created in 1926 by Hans Busch. The Physicist Leó Szilárd tried to convince Hans to create a microscope in 1928. Two German men Ernst Ruska, who was a physicist, and Max Knoll, who was an electrical engineer, created the prototype for an electron microscope in 1931. Two years later Ernst built the electron microscope.

Impact on American Literature

The lenses used in this telescope are also used in cameras. Which allows us to have books with pictures.