The stunning images featuring planet Mercury were captured by NASA’s “Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation” (SECCHI HI1-A) telescope on 1 December 2011. Impressive snapshots show a massive cylindrical object that appears close to the planet.
The situation stirred many paranormal activity experts who consider that the appearance is actually a mysterious UFO, a theory backed by the fact that the object does not resemble any celestial body.
NASA representatives did not provide any details about the unidentified object, but astronomers say that the object does not represent any danger to Earth.
Video: SECCHI HI1-A telescope records UFO next to Mercury on Dec. 1, 2011