Have the media of the world fallen by the deceit of the fools of April?



Seriously. The news was everywhere on Wednesday morning.

The National Science Foundation of the United States will hold a press conference at 9 am EDT (2 pm London time) supposedly to reveal the first image of a black hole.

But this "news" was published on April 1. Check it yourself.

April 1, 2019
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce an innovative result.
What:
Press conference on the innovative result of the Event Horizon Telescope.
Who
: The Director of the NSF, France Córdova, will comment. A panel of EHT researchers will also comment and answer questions:

You can not take pictures of black holes, right? The NSF admits it so much, launching a simulated Image on the same day as a teaser …

An image simulated by the University of Arizona shows the turbulent plasma in the extreme environment around a supermbadive black hole. Credit: University of Arizona.

An image simulated by the University of Arizona shows the turbulent plasma in the extreme environment around a supermbadive black hole. Credit: University of Arizona.

Of course, there are alternative explanations here.

This could be an outbreak of the NASA fraud virus.

Science for seven-year-olds (and that cap in the White House).

And the NSF needs funds: money that it then distributes to schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States. According to his own calculations, the "Foundation represents approximately a quarter of federal support for academic institutions for basic research."

I guess we'll see later on Wednesday.

Related link:
Guinness Mean Time – Hoaxes.org

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