NASA is setting up a team of researchers to study

NASA is setting up a team of researchers to study

NASA will create a team of researchers to study unidentified aerial phenomena, popularly known as UFOs, the US space agency was quoted as saying by CNN.

In this regard, the team will collect data on “events in the sky that cannot be identified as known aircraft or natural phenomena, from a scientific perspective,” according to NASA.

In the context of UFOs, NASA said it was interested in these phenomena from the perspective of security and safety. There is no evidence that these phenomena are of extraterrestrial origin, the space agency said.

In his opinion, “NASA believes that the tools for scientific discovery are powerful and can be applied here as well,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for science.
“We have access to a wide range of observations of Earth from space, and that is the essence of scientific research. We have the tools and the team that can help us improve our knowledge of these phenomena, “he said.

In terms of the team’s work, it will be led by astrophysicist David Spergel, president of the Simons Foundation in New York.

In its plans, NASA explained that the limited number of observations of unidentified aerial phenomena made it difficult to find scientific conclusions about the nature of such events.

Thus, “Given our few observations, our first task is simply to gather the strongest data set we can gather,” said Spergel, a professor emeritus and former chair of the Astrophysics Department at Princeton University. from New Jersey.

“We will identify what data there is from civilians, government, non-profit organizations, companies, what else we should try to collect and how to best analyze the data,” he explained.

Specifically, the first thing the team will do will be to try to determine which unidentified phenomena are natural, NASA said.

In May, US lawmakers held their first public congressional hearing on UFOs in decades. The hearing was an important moment for a controversial topic that has long been left out of public policy. Government officials have warned that unidentified airstrikes should be investigated and taken seriously as a potential threat to national security.