Space may be closer than we think—perhaps while sitting at a charcuterie board.
The French scientist later apologized for his spicy space joke tweeted the picture a slice of chorizo, pretending it was a distant star The James Webb Space Telescope.
Etienne Klein, a physicist and director of France’s Alternative Energy and Atomic Energy Commission, went beyond the “level of detail” he provided by sharing a photo of a cured meat slice on Twitter last week.
“Image of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, 4.2 light-years away. It was captured by the James Webb Space Telescope,” the tweet reads. “This level of detail… Every day a new world opens up.”
In some follow-up tweets, Klein apologized, telling his followers that smoked sausage was strictly earthbound and a “form of entertainment.”
“Well, when it’s cocktail hour, cognitive bias finds a lot to enjoy… Be careful. “According to modern cosmology, no object related to the Spanish charcuterie exists anywhere else except on Earth.”
“In light of some of the comments, I feel compelled to clarify that this tweet showing an alleged image of Proxima Centauri is a form of entertainment,” he said in another tweet. “Let us learn to be wary of arguments from authority, as of the spontaneous eloquence of some visions.”
He then tweeted an image of the Chariot Wheel galaxy taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, assuring his followers that it was “real” this time.
“JWST image of the Chariot Wheel galaxy and its companion galaxies (REAL this time…). “Located 500 million light-years away, it undoubtedly moved in a spiral form in its past, but after an angry galactic gathering, it got this strange appearance,” the scientist writes.
images from The James Webb Space Telescope It went viral in July the first footage has been released In July, it released to the public never-before-seen images of the universe and its countless galaxies.
$10 billion telescope – started on December 25, 2021 — was a joint project between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency and has already traveled 1 million miles in space.
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