Author Topic: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri  (Read 153 times)

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Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« on: August 06, 2022, 10:12:16 AM »
A French scientist posted a tweet saying it was from the space telescope, showing a picture of the star Proxima Centauri, except it wasn't:
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/05/europe/scientist-space-image-chorizo-intl-scli-scn/index.html

After the resulting brouhaha, his excuse was that the readers couldn't take a joke because of a combination of confirmation bias and cocktail hour!

I wonder what other things it will be necessary to clarify? "It's the undusted underside of the scientist's office furniture, not an amazing new type of galaxy?" Or ... ?

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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2022, 10:51:40 AM »
That was brilliant and hilarious.

What a bunch of knicker-twisters who complained.

"This is the inside of my glass after drinking a smoothy, not the residue of a government toxic waste dump coverup!"

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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2022, 01:43:52 AM »
Delightful. I've been really enjoying the wonder and public engagement with the space telescope, and it does my heart good to see that the pranks and spoofs have started emerging on schedule.

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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2022, 06:26:45 AM »
I love this.  Having fun with science! Maybe I will add it to my confirmation bias lecture.

And the picture of the Cartwheel galaxy was gorgeous.


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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2022, 07:59:39 AM »
Chorizo. Hmmm. Cocktail party food indeed.

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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2022, 08:02:23 AM »
T'was funny. I don't understand why some people got so upset.

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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2022, 09:34:51 AM »
Agree that your knickers/shorts have to be in a really tight twist if you can't appreciate the humor in this!

Someone needs to start a photo competition so we can see what else is out there in the great unknown depths of the universe-here-at-hand.

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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2022, 09:38:24 AM »
The loudest complaints came from Italian astronomers, who were upset that he didn't use mortadella.
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Re: Chorizo NE Proxima Centauri
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2022, 10:21:49 PM »
The loudest complaints came from Italian astronomers, who were upset that he didn't use mortadella.

Maybe the mortadella wasn't as out of this world as the chorizo.