UFO Near The Sun? NASA Photo Stirs Debate

Paul O'Flaherty
UFO Near The Sun? NASA Photo Stirs Debate

What’s your take on this “object” seen precariously close to the sun, at a range where temperatures are estimated at 9,900 Fahrenheit and most spacecraft would burn up?

Photographed by NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory on April 24th, the image appears to show an artificially constructed object which is hinged with a boom arm.

According to Life’s Little Mysteries, a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, or NRL, theorizes the object in space is just a collection of streaks left by cosmic rays that hit the camera’s CCD sensor.

“The streaks in question are consistent with energetic particle (proton) impacts on the CCD, something which is apparent in just about every image,” Nathan Rich, of the NRL’s solar physics branch, told the website.

“These artifacts do not persist from image to image,” Rich added, which suggests the cosmic streaks can explain what UFO proponents are hoping turns out to be an extraterrestrial craft.

A cosmic ray burst on the camera may also account for the “boom arm,” pictured below, that seems to be attached to the hinged “spacecraft.”

Is this just an image artifact or do the ET hunters have genuine reason to start creaming their pants?


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