French Physicist's Beautiful Proxima Centauri Photo Turns Out to Be a Piece of Chorizo

"When it time for the apertif, cognitive biases seem to have a field day." Earlier this week, French physicist Etienne Klein seemed to post a photo of Proxima Centauri, the closest known star to our own, located some 4.2 light years away. The photo was gorgeous and quickly amassed thousands of likes. There was just one problem: the photo was actually just a bit …

French Physicist's Beautiful Proxima Centauri Photo Turns Out to Be a Piece of Chorizo
"When it time for the apertif, cognitive biases seem to have a field day."

Earlier this week, French physicist Etienne Klein seemed to post a photo of Proxima Centauri, the closest known star to our own, located some 4.2 light years away. The photo was gorgeous and quickly amassed thousands of likes.

There was just one problem: the photo was actually just a bit …