NASA will seek to better understand unidentified aerial phenomena , a term by which UFOs are known by the government .
A study team convened by NASA will begin examining unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), the name by which UFOs are officially known, in the fall . It will publish a report within nine months.
Under this name are included the observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena , from a scientific perspective.
The study will focus on identifying what data is available, how best to collect future data, and how NASA can use that data to advance scientific understanding of UAPs .
in search of answers
According to an agency statement, the limited number of UAP observations currently makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions about the nature of such events.
“Unidentified phenomena in the atmosphere are of both national security and aviation safety concern. Establishing which events are natural provides a key first step in identifying or mitigating such phenomena, which aligns with one of the goals of the NASA to ensure the safety of aircraft,” the agency adds. In any case, he stresses that there is no evidence that the UAPs are of extraterrestrial origin .
The agency’s independent study team will be led by astrophysicist David Spergel, chair of the Simons Foundation at New York City University and previously chair of Princeton University’s department of astrophysics.
“Given the dearth of observations, our first task is simply to collect the strongest dataset we can,” Spergel said. “We will identify what data — from civilians, governments, nonprofits, businesses — exists, what else we should try to collect, and how best to analyze it.”
The study is expected to take around nine months to complete. You’ll get advice from experts in the scientific, aeronautical, and data analysis communities to focus on how best to collect new data and improve UAP observations . (EuropePress)