A French scientist who tweeted an image of a piece of chorizo

and claimed it was an image of a distant star

obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope has issued an apology.

Prominent French physicist Etienne Klein shared a picture of spicy Spanish sausage on Twitter on July 31

claiming that it is the latest image taken by the US space agency's James Webb telescope

Mr. Klein is the director of the French Commission for Alternative Energy and Atomic Energy.