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 …
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.
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