The Goggles of Revealing show the player aspects in a crucible and in an aura node. They also increase the visibility of aura nodes to the same level as a Thaumometer, including through walls.
The Goggles do not replace a Thaumometer, despite requiring two for construction. Objects cannot be scanned with the Goggles, nor can they be used to view the aspects of objects in the world (except aura nodes). Edit