Two weeks ago I reported on a story about the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spotting a possible UFO next to the Sun. NASA, as usual, blamed it on some smudge, or left over cosmic rays that leave a streak in an image. Youtube user rob19791 has a much different idea about whats going on and he has some video to try to prove his accusations.
This guys main contention is that when Nathan Rich, lead ground systems engineer in the NRL’s solar physics branch said that “The streaks in question are consistent with energetic particle (proton) impacts on the CCD, something which is apparent in just about every image." It can't be true due to the length of the sighting. The object which, if real, is approximately the size of planet Earth, seems to be in orbit around the sun.
Now this is where it gets interesting. After this video went semi-viral, SOHO went offline. NASA had this to say:
"SOHO went into 'Emergency Sun Reacquisition' mode on Friday May 4, 2012, caused by a false trigger of the Coarse Sun Pointing Attitude Anomaly Detector. We are working on the recovery of the spacecraft to normal mode."
Did the satellite really go down? Or was it taken down until they can figure out what that massive thing is? Doesn't NASA understand that when they do this kind of thing, it raises questions?