Conspiracy theorists believe a UFO the size of Jupiter has crashed into the sun.
Bizarre images captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft, which is jointly run by Nasa and the European Space Agency, appear to show and object hovering close to the surface.
Russian website Pravadu.ru describes the UFO as being made up of a transparent group of rings.
But while many believe the ship collided ‘by accident’, other alien hunters believe the object is actually an extra-terrestrial spaceship using the sun to refuel.
The object is said to be approximately the size of Jupiter, according to the video uploaded by Paranormal Crucible .
When the huge object crashed into the sun, a bright flash of light was generated, although scientists have not offered any explanation for this phenomenon.
At the end of the last year, Nasa images circulated online which conspiracy theorists believed showed alien spacecrafts gathering close to the surface of the sun, and are sucking solar power away.
The pictures seem to show a white spot which is joined towards the sun’s surface with a ‘connected line’.
One YouTuber StreetCap1 asked the question last week: “Is this a massive UFO feeding off sun energy?” as he uploaded the video footage.
UFO blogger Scott C Waring, who runs the website UFO Sightings Daily added his thoughts on the images too.
He said: “This is definitely a UFO shot out of the sun.
“It may have been using the sun’s energy to fuel itself or to recharge in some way, but it’s leaving at high speeds.”
He also pointed out that the UFO is a somewhat glowing white, but the sun’s plasma is yellow.
He added: “This will imply that the craft is made from a different material that is resistant from the sun’s surface.”
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