French Physicist's Beautiful Proxima Centauri Photo Turns Out to Be a Piece of Chorizo - IGN

French Physicist's Beautiful Proxima Centauri Photo Turns Out to Be a Piece of Chorizo - IGN

Earlier this week, French physicist Etienne Klein seemed to post a photo of Proxima Centauri, the closest known star to our own, located some 4.2 light years away. The photo was gorgeous and quickly amassed thousands of likes. There was just one problem: the photo was actually just a bit of chorizo. As translated by IGN, Klein originally posted the photo with the caption, "Closest photo of Proxima Centauri, the star that's closest to the sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the [James Webb Space Telescope]. This level of detail…a new world is revealed day after day." Photo de Proxima du Centaure, l’étoile la plus proche du Soleil, située à 4,2 année-lumière de nous.— Etienne KLEIN (@EtienneKlein) July 31, 2022 Elle a été prise …
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