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"Scientist's Joke": Physicist Shares Sausage Photo As 'Star', Apologises

Dais Newsfeed | 06/08/2022 08:18 PM | Click to read full article

A red ball of spicy fire with luminous patches glowing menacingly against a black background. This, prominent French scientist Etienne Klein declared, was the latest astonishing picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun.

But in fact, as Klein later revealed, the picture was of a far more modest slice of the lip-sizzling Spanish sausage chorizo.