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Pig’s eye shows what happens if you stare at the sun with telescope

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(Photo: Mark Thompson, Sami Hussein, YouTube) (Photo: Mark Thompson, Sami Hussein, YouTube)

The video might be a year old, but it’s recirculating on social media thanks to the solar eclipse in just a few days.

Mark Thompson, a TV astronomer used a pig’s eye to show what could happen if you stare at the eclipse using a telescope.

Heads up, DON'T.

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After 20 seconds of pure exposure, the eye started to smoke. Toward the end, a hole had burned through the cornea and lens.

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