why does mirror reflect the image ?

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why does mirror reflect the image ?
« on: 09/05/2010 19:21:51 »
hello there

why does mirror or water reflect the image, what is so special in its molecullar structure ? [::)]
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why does mirror reflect the image ?
« Reply #1 on: 10/05/2010 04:05:28 »
Hi Myriam,

Your eyes form an image because of the way they collect the light coming from an object.  When you look in a mirror, your eyes create an image using the reflected light. 

How reflection works was discussed previously here: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=31260.msg307950#msg307950

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why does mirror reflect the image ?
« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2010 13:13:07 »
Hi JP

thank you for the link

interesting to know
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