Prior to the 1995 launch of the observatory, commonly known as SOHO, only a dozen or so comets had ever even been discovered from space, while some 900 had been discovered from the ground.
But SOHO is not only a comet finder it also photographs unknown objects near the Sun or flying through our solar system.
The latest SOHO images captured on September 18, 2015 show a massive unknown object with tail that goes around the Sun.
The force of this object must be enormous. Instead it plunges into the Sun like a comet the object can withstand the gravitational pull of the sun.
Of course it is possible that the phenomenon is caused by charged particles, from the Sun, brought by the solar wind, which hit the filters on the lens causing an artifact but a closer look at the object shows that it is solid and spherical, something that cannot be explained as just an artifact.
What kind of object can survive a close encounter with the Sun, a UFO, a huge space rock or something else?