Posted by on August 6, 2022 in General News
The first entry to this weekend’s SPACE post has earned the ^^above^^ ultimate *facepalm* for the crafty and clever timely joke played on his scientific peers and his social media followers. I chuckled. It’s a hilarious prank and it proves it’s still ok to have a sense of humor in the face of the humorless #WOKE era…
USAToday: Scientist’s tweet shot of ‘distant star’ is actually slice of chorizo
A noted French scientist has apologized after tweeting a photo of a slice of chorizo claiming it was a deep-space image of a “distant star” snapped by the James Webb Space Telescope.
Étienne Klein, a physicist and research director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared the spicy Spanish sausage shot on social media last week, applauding the “level of detail” it provided.
“Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This level of detail… A new world is unveiled everyday,” he posted on Twitter Sunday – to his more than 91,000 followers…
“I feel compelled to clarify that this tweet showing an alleged snapshot of Proxima Centauri was a form of amusement. Let us learn to be wary of arguments from authority as much as of the spontaneous eloquence of certain images,” he wrote as translated by Google…
Agreed, and that includes “THE SCIENCE” we’ve been force-fed for over two years regarding COVID and now the foolish PC handling of Monkeypox. And don’t get me started on the even more NON-argument from “authority” of “climate change”.
EL PAÍS: James Webb telescope reveals spectacular image of Cartwheel Galaxy
Ed Browne: Huge Sunspot Region Facing Earth Develops ‘Beta-Gamma’ Magnetic Field
Eva Botkin-Kowacki: How worried should we be about solar flares and space weather? NASA’s heliophysics experts explain how space weather forecasting works, and why geomagnetic storms seem to be more disruptive than ever.
Katherine Hignett: Incredible moment two neutron stars collide captured in world-first video
VIDEO: Russia’s Space Agency head threatened to abandon U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei in space … Time to cut any/all ties with Russia’s Space Agency. I knew back when’ we discontinued our NASA Shuttle program and signed on and paid Russia’s missions to ISS it would not be long before the Russians started this crap.
VIDEO: Former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine reveals new technology and exploration being developed on the International Space Station and reacts to stunning images of galaxies 13 billion lightyears away.
Stephanie Mlot: NASA Requires ‘Former Flown’ Astronaut to Lead All Private Missions to the ISS: Several other rules are being introduced in a bid to increase safety and reduce strain.
Clyde Hughes: ‘We’re going;’ NASA says it’s ready for Artemis I unmanned trip to moon
Frank Landymore: NASA Finally Figured Out What That Weird Spaghetti It Found on Mars Was
VIDEO: Discovery of Amino Acids in Ryugu Asteroid Samples Could Hint at Extraterrestrial Life
Terra Not-So Firma:
Sarah Rumpf: ‘NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT’ – Unprecedented volcano eruption leaves NASA scientists stunned: Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools into stratosphere. Researchers noted that the volcanic eruption could weaken the ozone layer.
VIDEO: Alleged Berkshire UFO survivor Thom Reed tells all about alien encounter
Cheryl Eddy: UFO Documentary Moment of Contact Investigates a Real-Life X-File
Brandon Specktor: An interstellar object exploded over Earth in 2014, declassified government data reveal: Classified data prevented scientists from verifying their discovery for 3 years.
Maggie Harrison: The Earth Is Spinning so Fast, We Might Have to Turn Back the Clock
Sarah Raza: Shortest day in history: Earth completes fastest rotation ever on June 29, English lab says
VIDEO: Space debris discovered on Australian farm: The Australian Space Agency has confirmed that pieces of debris found scattered across remote paddocks in southeastern Australia last month were part of a SpaceX mission.
~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.