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French Physicist Tricks Twitter With Image 'From NASA's New Telescope' That's Actually Chorizo
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A joke posted by a renowned physicist that went viral served as a reminder not to believe everything you see and read on the internet.

Revered French physicist Étienne Klein was under fire after posting a photo of a chorizo slice and passing it off as an image of a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)–the largest optical telescope in space used to view objects too distant or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope.

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