A UFO expert claimed one of NASA’s satellites captured a photo of a massive alien vessel hovering near the Sun. Based on the expert’s theories, the object could be another Dyson sphere absorbing energy from the giant star.

The image of the alleged alien object was spotted by Scott Waring of the UFO-centered blog ET Data Base. The original photo was captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a spacecraft launched by NASA and the European Space Agency in 1995 to observe the Sun.

Based on the enlarged images presented by Waring, it can be seen that the strange object has a perfectly proportional shape and geometric features. He also pointed out that a bright light can be seen behind the object. Waring noted that this could mean that the object has a propulsion system.

“I was looking over some NASA sun photo when I came across one with a winged craft,” Waring wrote on a blog post. “This craft is perfectly proportioned on both sides. When I enlarged it, I noticed a small trail coming from what looks to me like the back of the object. The propulsion is visible for small ways behind it.”

Compared to the size of the Sun, Waring estimated that the strange object could be about as big as the Moon.

This isn’t the first time that the UFO expert spotted something strange flying near the Sun. In his previous blog posts, he reported seeing planet-sized objects hovering over the Sun in other photos taken by SOHO.

Waring theorized that these objects could be alien Dyson spheres. These are hypothetical megastructures in space that absorb a star’s energy to maintain its operations. The concept of a Dyson sphere is often used to explain how spacefaring civilizations can survive long periods of time in space.

As for the object in Waring’s latest sighting, there are a number of factors that could explain its nature. The object could be a minor solar flare that was ejected from the Sun’s surface. It is also possible that the image of the object was produced due to a technical issue with SOHO’s imaging system.  

X-Class Solar Flare An X-class solar flare captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb. 24, 2014. Photo: NASA/SDO