The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, often dubbed SOHO, is an observatory in space that’s prime objective is to observe the sun at all times. NASA frequently releases images from SOHO on a daily basis, but not this week. It seems that SOHO has lost the sun, and NASA thinks it may take a few days for it to find it again. How hard is it for you to find the sun in the sky? And why does this multi-million dollar spacecraft seem to be having so much trouble? NASA released this official message acknowledging the problem:
NOTE: LACK OF DATA UPDATES. SOHO went into “Emergency Sun Reacquisition” mode on Friday May 4, 2012, caused by a false trigger of the Coarse Sun Pointing Attitude Anomaly Dector. We are working on the recovery of the spacecraft to normal mode. Nominal science operations should be re-established in the next couple of days.
Many conspiracy theorists are wondering what is really going on here. It seems preposterous that something as gigantic of the sun could be lost by a solar observatory spacecraft in space. And with theories and video already surfacing of strange events in and around the sun, many are wondering just what is going on with the sun that NASA is so determined to not let us see.
Common Sense Conspiracy will continue to monitor SOHO’s progress and notify you of any developments in this unusual matter.