Scientists are baffled today by images of a giant object, which appears to be sitting right next door to the planet Mercury. The YouTube footage of the event, uploaded by UFO hunter siniXster, has already topped 2,500,000 views and the internet is buzzing with theories about what the object could be. The sequence of images, from NASA’s Heliospheric Imager-1 telescope, shows a coronal ejection – or burst of energy – from the Sun as it reaches Mercury. The object appears suddenly and according to siniXster comments it appears to be a ‘cloaked’ spaceship. Whilst NASA’s scientists insist that it is nothing more than a ‘ghost’ image of Mercury from the day before due to a technical issue, but many remain sceptical about their explanation for the anomaly.
There have been countless sightings of UFOs in 2011, many of which have proved totally inexplicable. With more UFO hunters than ever scouring NASA’s live telescope footage, the instances of anomalies are reaching an all time high. More often than not there is no comment or explanation for them from NASA. The popularity of sinXster’s You Tube footage has seemingly forced a response from them in this instance, but many remain unconvinced by their explanation. The sheer weight of evidence is putting pressure on NASA to come clean about what they know about the presence of other civilizations in the Universe. Remarkable deep space footage is appearing again and again, along with sightings closer to home, over cities and towns throughout the world.
NASA what so ever remains unimpressed. They had the Mercury footage analysed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory, and engineer Nathan Rich tried to explain how the misunderstanding could have arisen. To make the solar flare part of the video stand out more, researchers combined footage with that taken the day before, and ‘subtracted’ anything that appeared twice. Apparently static objects like stars, will be removed by this process without a problem, but moving objects are trickier to eliminate. Mr Rich explains:
“When [this averaging process] is done between the previous day and the current day and there is a feature like a planet, this introduces dark artifacts in the background where the planet was on the previous day, which then show up as bright areas in the enhanced image.”
In other words, it’s nothing to phone home about. Which explanation sounds more implausible to you? Have a look at the video and decide for yourself: