Nasa has denied cutting the live feed to the International Space Station as a strange unidentified object flew through the shot.

UFO hunters spotted the flying object in video footage beamed back from the space station on July 9 before it abruptly cut out.

The incident led to renewed conspiracy theories that the US space agency was trying to cover up the existence of aliens.

as first reported by prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1, who uploaded a video of the incident to YouTube. However, even he cautions the object could be easily explained. Other enthusiasts believe it could be the Chinese space cargo ship Tiangong-1.

Nasa has been repeatedly accused of cutting video feeds to the ISS when strange objects have floated into view.

 

But it has now insisted there is a mundane explanation for why the feed was interrupted.

A Nasa spokesman told CNET that the video feed comes from its High Definition Earth Viewing experiment on board the ISS.

This experiment has four high definition cameras mounted on the exterior of the space station that provide different angles of the Earth.

According to Nasa, the experiment is programmed to automatically cycle between the different cameras

Pointed at the Earth, the experiment is programmed to automatically cycles through different cameras.

The spokesman told CNET: ‘The station regularly passes out of range of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) used to send and receive video, voice and telemetry from the station.

‘For video, whenever we lose signal (video comes down on our higher bandwidth, called KU) the cameras will show a blue screen (indicating no signal) or a preset video slate.’

[Source:- Mail Online]