A strange object has been spotted hurtling through space before changing direction during an International Space Station astronaut’s live video.
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was speaking to viewers back on Earth when the mysterious shape was spotted.
The footage shows Samantha opening a window covering on the ISS.
Seconds later, a small white object could be seen soaring into view, before arcing and veering off to the left.
The incident was first filmed in 2015, but the object has only recently come to the attention of conspiracy theorists after being highlighted in a YouTube video on November 21.
It was titled: “UAP/UFO changes speed and direction” and has already been seen more than 8,000 times.
Viewers were perplexed by the object, with many unable to offer explanations in the comments section.
“For me, that’s a smoking gun,” one commented. “It’s under intelligent control. It’s not a satellite.”
Another said: “Nobody can just explain this away as something non-paranormal.
“It’s recorded from an official, LIVE feed. It’s time for the governments and scientific community to step up to plate and seriously investigate this phenomenon.”
A third agreed, adding: “That UFO basically photobombed them.”
But – as with all supposed UFO sightings – there were those who were unconvinced of the extraterrestrial reasoning.
“That’s obviously a weather balloon which has a little hole making it change speed,” one sceptical viewer commented.
Someone else added: “Obviously swamp gas reflecting off the glow from Venus.”
It is not the only mysterious sight captured on ISS cameras recently.
Last week, a strange shape over Earth led to claims that an unknown weapon was being tested.