This Is Why You Shouldn't Look Directly At The Sun Through A Telescope

Pig eye sun, won't you come...

A pig's eye exposed to sunlight through a telescope.

Pig Eye Sun Damage

This is what happens to a pig eye when exposed to direct sunlight through a telescope.Mark Thompson via YouTube

Ever wonder what would happen to your eye if you stared at the sun through a telescope? What's the worst that could happen, right? Well apparently it literally burns a hole into your eye, or at least that's what happened when some Youtube scientists held a pig's eye up to the eyepiece of a telescope for a few seconds.

Take a look, at your own peril.

The whole experiment was done as a reminder that eclipses (and Mercury fly-bys) are a terrible thing to view with a telescope, or even with the naked eye, if you ever want to view anything else again.