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Why you should NEVER look at the Sun through a telescope


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In the ministry, I use to illustrate the point that our human eyes cannot see Jehovah - using the SUN parallel 

=== in a cloudless summer day, we cannot even look directly at the sun; the sun being approx. 150 mil. km from us (this is the glory of the sun); and it is just a yellow minikin in Jehovah's creation (think about the glory of their Creator ) 

 

this is an interesting article about the effects of looking at the sun through a telescope:

http://www.sciencealert.com/astronomer-uses-pig-s-eye-to-show-why-you-should-never-look-at-the-sun-through-a-telescope

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Being similar to a human's eye in terms of anatomy, vasculature, and photoreceptor distribution, a pig's eye gives us a pretty good approximation for what would happen to us if we attempted to get a zoomed-in view of our star.

At first, nothing seems to happen, but after about 20 seconds, the eye starts giving off smoke, and the flesh is literally being cooked like it's being held under a magnifying glass on a sunny day. 

Immediately, we can see a hole burnt right through the cornea and the lens - the nearly transparent structure suspended behind the iris that helps focus light rays. When Thompson dissects the eyeball, he finds a brown patch of damaged tissue on the retina, suggesting that the UV rays had penetrated well below the surface layers of the eye.

 

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