NASA appoints a group of scientists who will study mysterious “UFO” events in the sky
There have been several studies on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena ( UAPs ) conducted by various US government entities, including a declassified Pentagon report in June 2021, but none have given the public a clear answer as to what UAPs/UFOs might be. NASA officials had long thought about how to study UAPs, but they wanted to make sure they were tackling the question the right way, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said in June. News from a few days ago is that NASA has announced the establishment of a team of scientists who will study the mysterious “UFO” events in the sky. NASA officials selected the group of 16 scientists
and experts who will deal with the mysteries surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena, more commonly known as unidentified flying objects or UFOs. The study kicked off in October.
The team includes experts from numerous disciplines – including astrobiology, data science, oceanography, genetics, politics and planetary science – as well as retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, a former fighter pilot and test pilot. and retired US Navy Captain. NASA says the new team won’t necessarily try to determine exactly what UAPs are, which have been spotted flying through restricted military airspace in recent decades. Rather, they will try to figure out exactly how NASA should approach further study of the phenomenon.
Safeguard security but with a low budget
The space agency has already noted that the limited number of UAP observations made it difficult to draw scientific conclusions about the nature of these events, which is why it has long been on the road to finding extra-terrestrial life forms: the Mars Perseverance rover is currently searching for signs of life on the red planet, while future missions are being developed to look for life on oceanic worlds in our solar system. The federal government of the United States is always very attentive to national and aviation security problems, which is also why they do not want to leave anything to chance, enlisting scientists to examine the observations and establish whether they are natural phenomena, whether they are unknown ground vehicles or if we are dealing with phenomena that need to be studied and otherwise explained.Funding for this project: As with other standard NASA grant review boards, the estimated budget is in the tens of thousands of dollars to no more than $100,000, said Daniel Evans, assistant deputy associate administrator for research at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
95% of the cosmos is still an unknown to be discovered, this implies that this study will not reveal the mysteries of the universe but, as stated by David Spergel, theoretical astrophysicist “it is difficult to predict what the study will reveal, we should be open to idea that we are looking at different phenomena to better understand. The risk is that, at the end of the day, we may conclude that we still don’t understand many aspects but perhaps we will have outlined a roadmap on how to move forward.”