The scientist’s “space telescope” photo is actually chorizo

An illustration of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope fully unfolded in space.
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A physicist wowed Twitter fans this week with a stunning new photo from the James Webb Space Telescope, then surprised everyone by admitting it was just a piece of delicious chorizo.

Scientist Étienne Klein, director of France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared the claim James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) photo dated July 31. The photo shows a round, reddish-orange object on a black background that looks like the view of a star.

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