The US space agency last week released footage of a massive solar flare, with flying saucer spotters now claiming the image contains a “gigantic UFO”.
Published on YouTube, claims the footage of a ‘UFO’ apparently refuelling near the Sun has been supported Scott C Waring, editor of website UFO Daily Sightings.
Streetcap1, who posted the video online, commented underneath: “This object has structure and for NASA to dismiss it as nothing is an insult to people’s intelligence.
“If they post data then they must expect UFO hunters to find anomalies and share them.”
Mr Waring added: “This UFO is awesome. Every time I try to ask NASA about these UFOs on Twitter, they ignore me.
“They have never answered and refuse to talk about these giant UFOs near our sun.
“These craft sometimes are even moon size.
“This one look like its about the size of [the US state of] Idaho, yet does NASA care?”
Mr Waring is convinced UFOs are gigantic solar guzzlers and has previously said: “Two, aliens are sending massive ships to suck our Sun’s energy.
“If we are sharing our Sun, it’s not going to last the five billion years scientist predicted it at, but may drop below a billion years before its used up.”
But NASA has previously told space gazers to expect anomalies when so much energy is hurled across the solar system during a solar flare, sometimes with as much powers as the equivalent to 160billion megatons of TNT.
However, the new claim of a mega space craft arriving at the Sun to ‘refuel’ during a solar blast has divided those who research UFOs.
Some have claimed such “wild conclusions” discredit more genuine research in the field.
Many believe the ‘UFOs’ and other dots and shapes appearing around the Sun are just part of the huge release of electrons, ions and atoms during the flare and coronal mass ejection that often follows.
Others put it down to lens flare, with one viewer posting: “That’s just swamp gas”.
A solar flare is a sudden flash of brightness observed over the Sun’s surface , which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy (about a sixth of the total energy output of the Sun each second).
They are often, but not always, followed by a colossal coronal mass ejection