FAKE: A painting by Van Gogh looks like the first image from the James Webb Space Telescope in a post on social media

16/07/2022
Credit image: this is a fake image, created by someone
Credit image: this is a fake image, created by someone
Credit image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI - first "deep field" image from James Webb
Credit image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI - first "deep field" image from James Webb

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 16 July 2022, at 10:09 am Los Angeles time

A post showing a painting by the famous artist Van Gogh has become very popular on social media after it is very similar to the first and deepest image of the Universe from the James Webb telescope.

However, this comparison turns out to be false, because Van Gogh never painted what is shown in that post.

A real painting from the artist similar to the fake one is called The Starry Night, which really shows a village at the bottom as you can see in the fake one, and it also shows stars, but not like the ones in the fake one.

Credit image: Vincent van Gogh - real image
Credit image: Vincent van Gogh - real image

The image has separated the internet into two parts, with many believing that Van Gogh predicted many years ago what would happen only a few days ago, and others claim that the image was copied by NASA.

The statements of both parties prove to be false, and the painting itself in the posts on the internet turns out to be false.

Please those who read the article, to draw attention on social media about this fake news. Thank you!

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