NASA officially joins UFO hunting with the first ever study on “unidentified aerial phenomena”

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Leading space exploration experts hope to find out.

NASA announced yesterday that it will launch its first-ever study on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – popularly known as UFO‘S.

These are events in the sky which absolutely cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena.

In the nine-month study, scientists will look at current data in UAPs and determine which sightings occur naturally or do not deserve further investigation.

Understanding unidentified phenomena in the atmosphere is of interest to both national security and aircraft safety.

All results found during the pioneering study will be made available to the public.

This April 2020 video capture image shows part of an unclassified video shot by Navy pilots who have been circulating for years showing interactions with “unidentified aerial phenomena”

NASA has confirmed that there is no current evidence that UAPs are of extraterrestrial origin, but the limited number of observations makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions.

NASA has confirmed that there is no current evidence that UAPs are of extraterrestrial origin, but the limited number of observations makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions.

Researchers involved in the program will focus on identifying the available data and how best to collect future data.

They will also examine how NASA can use that data to advance scientific understanding of UAPs.

Sources of UAP data include civilians, governments, nonprofits, corporations, and potentially astronauts who have encountered unidentified objects in space.

Experts can also review footage and data from previous missions to help investigate any abnormal encounters, a source at DailyMail.com revealed last month.

Another general goal of NASA is to deepen credibility in this field of study.

“There is a great deal of stigma associated with UAP between our naval aviators and the aviation community,” said Daniel Evans, an officer in NASA’s science mission directorate.

‘One of the things we tangentially hope to do as part of this study, by simply talking about it openly, is to help remove some of the stigma associated with it, and this will obviously result in more data access, more reports, more sightings.’

A still image from a video leaked last year that appeared to show a UFO hum from a US stealth ship near San Diego before diving underwater in 2019. It has been confirmed by the Pentagon.

A still image from a video leaked last year that appeared to show a UFO hum from a US stealth ship near San Diego before diving underwater in 2019. It has been confirmed by the Pentagon.

A still image from a video captured by a Navy pilot off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida in 2015 that appears to show an object spinning in midair and moving against a 120 knot wind

A still image from a video captured by a Navy pilot off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida in 2015 that appears to show an object spinning in midair and moving against a 120 knot wind

WHAT WILL THE STUDIO ARRIVE?

NASA’s UAP study will last nine months.

The researchers will identify current UAP data from civilians, governments and companies.

They will examine how best to collect future data using available scientific tools.

Understanding UAPs is interesting for aircraft safety and security purposes.

Another general goal of NASA is to deepen credibility in this field of study.

The US space agency has confirmed that there is currently no evidence that UAPs are of extraterrestrial origin, or any indication of alien life, but the limited number of observations makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions.

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for science at NASA headquarters in Washington, said: ‘NASA believes that the tools of scientific discovery are powerful and apply here as well.

“We have access to a wide range of observations of the Earth from space – and this is the lifeblood of scientific investigation.

“We have the tools and the team that can help us improve our understanding of the unknown. This is the very definition of what science is. This is what we do.”

NASA will enlist the help of experts in science, aeronautics and data analysis to help decipher the mysteries of UFOs.

They have also coordinated with the US government to consider how best to use available scientific tools, but are working independently of the Department of Defense or intelligence agencies.

The study will be led by David Spergel, president of the Simons Foundation, a charitable organization that supports scientific research and former president of Princeton University’s astrophysics department.

He said: ‘Given the paucity of observations, our first task is simply to gather the strongest dataset we can.

“We will identify what data – from civilians, government, nonprofits, corporations – exist, what else we should try to collect and how to best analyze it.”

Evans added, “Consistent with NASA’s principles of openness, transparency and scientific integrity, this report will be shared publicly.

“All NASA data is publicly available – we take this obligation seriously – and we make it easily accessible to anyone who sees or studies it.”

The topic of UFOs has long fascinated science fiction enthusiasts and telescope owners, but it has recently attracted the attention of the US congress.

The first public Congressional hearing on UAPs in 54 years was held last month and a new law mandated a government UAP task force.

A US intelligence report was released last year documenting 144 of them sightings of the past two decades that were said to be unexplained.

They suggested that the events could be man-made “aerial clutter”, such as escaped balloons or plastic bags, or the result of natural phenomena caused by ice crystals, humidity or heat.

The report admitted they had no evidence to suggest or rule out alien origin.

He said, “UAP would also pose a national security challenge if they are platforms for gathering foreign adversaries or provide evidence that a potential adversary has developed revolutionary or disruptive technology.”

However, he also said the observations “could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing or observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis.”

Famous UFO sightings in the UK

  • 1980 – Rendlesham Forest: Sightings of unexplained lights have been reported by United States Air Force personnel stationed near Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk, which has been linked to claims of UFO landings
  • 1977 – Large refuge: A class of primary school pupils said they spotted a “cigar-shaped” vessel with a “dome covering the middle third” near their playground, which has never been proven wrong.
  • 1956 – Lakenheath-Bentwaters: A series of radar and visual contacts with UFOs on airbases in eastern England led to a report by the Codon Committee stating that the “probability that at least one real UFO was involved appears to be quite high”
  • 2009 – Kim Wilde’s meeting: The singer recounted on “Loose Women” that she saw an unknown-looking light in the sky darting back and forth while out in her garden. She credits the “life changing” experience with the inspiration for her album that followed

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