Planet Sized Object Spotted Near Mercury

NASA’s STEREO spacecraft caught a wave of electronically charged material shooting out from the sun and hitting Mercury on December 1. Theorists have seized on the images captured from the coronal mass ejection (CME) last week as suggestive of alien life hanging out in our own cosmic backyard. Specifically, the solar flare washing over Mercury appears to hit another object of comparable size. YouTube user siniXster said in his video commentary on the footage, which has generated hundreds of thousands of views this week, that it’s cylindrical on either side and has a shape in the middle. It definitely looks like a ship, and very obviously, it’s cloaked. The picture was sent to the solar physics branch at the United States Naval  Research Laboratory (NRL)

Head NRL group scientist Russ Howard and lead ground systems engineer Nathan Rich say the mysterious object is in fact Mercury itself. And what we’re seeing in the footage is the equivalent of Mercury‘s wake, where the planet was on the previous day, as it travels through the solar system on its natural gravitational path.