It’s always fun when scientists pull pranks and people believe it. It’s especially so when it’s a prank about a hot topic of the day. That topic in this case is the James Webb Space Telescope, launched on Christmas Day last year and has been sending a steady stream of pretty epic imagery back to Earth since July 12th – less than four weeks ago.
Well, on July 31st, famed French physicist Etienne Klein posted a photo to his 91,000+ followers on Twitter that… Well, for many of us, it looked a little suspicious but was claimed to be an image created by the James Web Telescope remarking on its “level of detail”. Well, it turns out it wasn’t. It was a slice of chorizo.
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