A huge blue sphere seen in front of the Sun by Nasa cameras has mystified scientists and sent UFO hunters into uproar.
Mexico-based Facebook user Pamela Jonhson shared the images from a link to Nasa’s website, claiming the Sun reacted to the object.
The images, taken from Nasa’s STEREO satellites which orbit the Sun, show the large spectacle in clear view – before it goes missing from other frames.
According to Pamela Johnson the Sun started reacting to the object on November 15, and there are several frames from the feed missing throughout the following days.
The images caused a lot of disputes among internet users and divided them as to whether or not this was anything exceptional.
A YouTube account named mrfaithandphysics said: ‘It certainly does look exceptional and I’m stumped.
‘I’d say rouge planet, but we don’t see it moving and then it’s gone.’
Another, mrreg II, added: ‘I have downloaded the images from SECCHI HI1 and this is strange. This ‘anomaly’ can only be seen on images from 11.17, but there are missing several both before and after its appearance.
‘But just consider this: The light on the tallest ‘lightrod’ is the planet Mercury. This ‘anomaly’ seem to be behind it…. And Mercury is 4,880 km across…’
However, a more skeptical Mike Sovereign said: ‘ok if you ask me, nasa would never be so careless to allow something like this to reach the public . And it looks like something is projecting this.’ image in space , hallographic perhaps or project blue beam.’
The YouTube account boisedk added: ‘If it were a big deal the pictures would never see the light of day.’
No scientific expert could be found to back up these claims.