Étienne Klein, a celebrated physicist and director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission published a tweet with a star whose image was obtained through the James Webb Telescope.

It wasn’t a star, it was a slice of chorizo (sausage).

I think he meant this as a joke. He apologized. If you actually look at it, it’s pretty obvious, he certainly wasn’t trying to get away with anything.

Top scientist admits ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo