Chorizo ​​roll? French scientist tricks Twitter followers

Deepak Gupta August 7, 2022
Updated 2022/08/07 at 1:54 PM

A slice of chorizo ​​or a star? In recent times much has been said and written about space. Perhaps because of Mário Ferreira’s trip, but also because there have been many discoveries. But not everything you see… is!

A French scientist was forced to apologize for sharing a photo of a star that turned out to be a slice of chorizo.

Étienne Klein has already admitted that the image of the chorizo ​​slice is not a star

Étienne Klein, a French scientist, posted an image on social media that had apparently been captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. In the description, the scientist mentioned the following...

Photo of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light-years away. It was taken by JWST [James Webb Space Telescope]. This level of detail...a new world is revealed day by day

The publication was made on July 31, but now the scientist was forced to come and clarify his followers. The image had thousands of shares and comments, but the scientist apologized this Tuesday and admitted that the image is fake. Etienne Klein justified the "joke" with the need to encourage "caution" about the images that circulate on social networks.

Speaking to Agence France-Presse, the physicist revealed that the alarm sounded when a well-known journalist from French television BFMTV was enthusiastic about the image. Afraid that the journalist would reveal the photograph on the channel, Etienne Klein told him that it was nothing more than a "joke". "He accepted it with a lot of humour," he told AFP.

The image of the chorizo ​​slice received more "likes" than the actual images he has published from the James Webb telescope.

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