The sun, apparently, is not safe from speculations from conspiracy theorists. A report claims that a mysterious spot was seen on the surface of the Sun in a rare photograph and that the image is an unidentified flying object. How true can this be?
Conspiracy theorists and alien hunters were alarmed with what they saw on the Sun's recent photograph taken by NASA's satellites and observatories. Speculations grew saying that the sphere is another unidentified flying object (UFO) crossing extremely close to the Sun.
NASA's SECCHI Stereo Satellite HI1 took the image. Based on the data, Youtube user UFO mania uploaded a video claiming that NASA's image was able to capture a sphere that is an image of a UFO flying near the surface of the Sun.
"Our Sun is casting the Light that is coming in from the left side of the frame," the Youtube channel administrator said in the caption of the video. "This satellite's archives showed the Sun began reacting to this object on November 15th and there are several frames missing on the 15th and 16th," the administrator added.
Since it has been viewed more than 200,000 times, more and more people are spreading the rumors on the Internet. But scientists have a far more reasonable explanation as to what the sphere was.
NASA experts explain that, although it rarely happens, some images might appear 'corrupted' thus the appearance of marks and other noise on the images produced, according to RT. This can also be attributed to data overload and a series of exposures combined together.
This case can be compared to that of the alleged UFO sighting during an ISS live feed. Alien hunters say that the video was deliberately cut when a UFO appeared during the live feed. But NASA offered a more realistic explanation by saying that the interrupted live feed was due to signal loss in the agency's communication system and not an attempt to hide a UFO sighting to the world.
Most of the time, these claims have a scientific explanation, it will depend on the person which side he or she wants to believe. But for experts, so far, there is no hardcore evidence to prove that aliens do exists so the realistic and straight forward explanations are more accurate than mere speculations.
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