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The strange object spotted on the surface of the planet closest to the sun is shaped similarly to conchiglie, shell-shaped pasta and could provide evidence that extraterrestrials conquered the solar system long before we have.
UFO hunters believe the craft on Mercury resembles one spotted by Woodrow Derenberger is 1966, near a town called Parkersburg in West Virginia.
Mr Derenberger went on to write a book about his encounter titled Visitors From Lanulos – the planet where the supposed extraterrestrials came from.
The discovery of the apparent UFO on Mercury was spotted by French conspiracy theorist Christian Mace on NASA satellite images, but was soon picked up by an international audience.
US alien hunter Scott C Waring posted on his blog UFO Sightings Daily: “Here is a great discovery of a crashed ship on Mercury found in NASA photos by Christian Mace, a French UFO researcher.
“The UFO resembles an old craft from a UFO that landed on the road. As you see in the drawing above, its very similar. Awesome discovery.”
However, the chances of finding life on Mercury are extremely slim, if not impossible by our current understanding.
Mercury is just 58 million kilometres from the sun, a small fraction compared to the 150 million kilometres the Earth is from our host star.
This means temperatures on the tiny planet are a blazing 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celcius) by day, and a freezing -290 degrees Farenheit (-180 degrees Celcius) at night due to its lack of atmosphere.
Sceptical debunkers say these are the result of pareidolia, a phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or faces in patters like clouds or the surface of a rock, combined with Mr Waring’s over active imagination.
NASA denies yet finding any evidence of even the most simplistic forms of life in our solar system.
The US government claims to have no interest in UFOs and denies frustrating the work of alien truth seekers.