The stereotypical scientist usually has nothing to do with the scammer. Etienne Klein decided to break this image. A prominent physicist and director of the French Commission for Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy posted on Twitter a photo that turned out to be a joke on a global scale.
It has been a long time since no one has fooled a netizen with the same cruelty as a French physicist. The scientist posted on Twitter a photo of a red object, which he presented as Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, more than 4 light-years away. Etienne Klein was primarily concerned with the “level of detail” provided by the Webb telescope with which his published image was to be taken.
The James Webb Space Telescope captured an image of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, more than 4 light-years away. This level of detail… – Klein wrote on Twitter.
The scientist began the discussion with his entrance. In their comments, Internet users exchanged comments about the published photo. Soon it turned out to be just an innocent joke for Klein, who decided to prank Twitter users. The Frenchman admitted in one of the following tweets that the photo he posted shows a slice of Spanish deli.
According to modern cosmology, Spanish sausages are not found anywhere other than on Earth, the scientist wrote.
The researcher has rehabilitated himself
Netizens criticized the world for his sense of humor. However, Klein said he wants to rally netizens to pay more attention to the credibility of content posted on social media. In addition, the scientist, as compensation, published an original image of the galaxy.
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