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A French scientist who tweeted a "Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away" as "taken by the James Webb Space Telescope," now admits the image was a close-up of a slice of chorizo against a black background. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/05/europe/scientist-space-image-chorizo-intl-scli-scn/index.html