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Ask a Scientist: What Makes Solar Eclipse Glasses So Special? Can I Just Wear Sunglasses?

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David Boboltz of the National Science Foundation explains the hazards of not wearing the appropriate glasses to view the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Those wishing to view the eclipse need to make sure they have approved solar glasses so they do not damage their eyes.

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