NASA’s independent UFO study team is set to release its first report on unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), commonly known as UFOs. The team was commissioned by the agency in 2022 to examine data related to UAP and offer suggestions on how to collect and analyze data to better understand their nature and origin. The report, which will be released on Thursday, September 14, will provide recommendations to NASA.
The report is not a review or assessment of previous unidentified observations but aims to enhance NASA’s understanding of UAP. The briefing will be hosted by NASA leaders, including agency administrator Bill Nelson, and David Spergel, the chair of the UAP study group. The 16-person study team consists of former astronaut Scott Kelly, scientific experts from academia, the aerospace and aviation industries, and a science journalist.
During the team’s first public meeting held on May 31, the experts discussed the importance of gathering more and better information to dispel the mystery surrounding UAP. However, the lack of definitive data is attributed to the classified capabilities of advanced sensors operated by the U.S. government and military.
Despite the limited data, NASA emphasizes that studying UAP aligns with its scientific objectives and provides an opportunity to expand our understanding of the world. The topic of UAP/UFOs has gained frequent attention in the federal government, with recent testimonies from former U.S. military aviators about encounters with bizarre objects in U.S. airspace.
Claims made during these testimonies contradict the findings of the Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, stating that there is no credible evidence of extraterrestrial activity or objects defying the laws of physics. The majority of reported unidentified objects can be explained by mundane phenomena.
It is hoped that the release of this report will contribute to a better understanding of UAP and pave the way for further research and analysis in the future.
– NASA Statement
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