Sun-sational UFO spotted - 01 Feb 2010

A BRITISH stargazer has taken an amazing video of a UFO crossing the face of the sun.

Malcolm Park was taking a series of photos of the huge star through a specially filtered telescope when a strange object began to drift across it.

Malcolm, of South West London, said: "I was recording activity on the sun when I caught this strange encounter. It looks like an irregularly-shaped lump of rock and is clearly rotating very quickly.

"I wondered if what I captured was a piece of space junk or, with the way it was tumbling, a small asteroid."

Malcolm said he had ruled out the possibility of a plane or a bird because of the strange shape and absence of any wings.

Robin Scagell, vice-president of the UK's Society for Popular Astronomy, said: "This is a fascinating observation - and a genuine unidentified flying object as no one knows for sure what it is.

"My guess is that it might be a party deflated weather balloon high in the atmosphere - but we don't really know."

Mr Scagell warned that no one should attempt to look directly at the sun except with proper professional filters or risk being blinded.

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