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Space Image Of Distant Star Was Actually Slice Of Chorizo

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  • A French scientist apologized after tweeting what he claimed to be an image of a distant star taken by the James Webb Space Telescope but in reality, was a slice of chorizo.
  • “Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope,” he posted on July 31.
  • In a series of follow-up tweets, scientist admitted that the image was not a picture of a star, but instead was a close-up of a slice of chorizo taken against a black background.

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