An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard’s post: A photo tweeted by a famous French physicist, purporting to be an image of Proxima Centauri taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, was actually a piece of charis. Etienne Klein, Director of Research at the French Commission for Alternative Energy and Atomic Energy placed photo last week, claiming it shows the closest star to the sun. “That level of detail,” Klein wrote. “Day after day a new world opens up.”
But a few days later, Klein revealed that the photo he tweeted wasn’t taken by the world’s most powerful space telescope, as he had actually tweeted a slice of khariz sausage. “According to modern cosmology, there are no objects related to Spanish meat products anywhere except on Earth,” he said after apologizing for deceiving so many people. “Like an idiot, I got screwed,” tweeted one French user. “The same,” replied another, “the source was so reliable.” Klein told French news outlet Le Point that his intention was to educate people about fake news online, adding that “I also think that if I hadn’t said that Photo by James Webb it wouldn’t have been as successful.” .