NASA will form an independent research team to begin scientific research into unidentified atmospheric phenomena (UAPs), that is, events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena, in early fall. In addition to collecting available data, the research team’s main task will be to further develop data collection methods and explore how NASA can use this data to advance scientific understanding of UAPs.
Unidentified weather phenomena may be important to aviation safety and national security, but the limited number of observations makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions about the nature of events. NASA asserts that there is no evidence that these phenomena are from extraterrestrials.
“We have access to a wide range of observations from Earth. We have the tools and the team to help us better understand the unknown. That’s the definition of science. That’s what we do” NASA Statement Quotes Thomas Zurbuchent is a research fellow at the Space Agency’s headquarters in Washington.
The research team, led by astrophysicist David Spiergel, will be tasked with carrying out a study to determine what data (from civil society, nonprofit organizations, corporations or government) exists, what other means of monitoring can be used and how the data can be best analyzed. Compilation of the study is expected to take approx. It will take 9 months and will include aspects of the scientific, aviation and data analysis communities.
Like all NASA documents, the study on UAPs will be publicly available.
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