NASA begins investigating UFOs with new team

NASA on Monday launched a new independent study team to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and pave a path forward for future probes into mysterious sightings and aircraft in the sky. The 16-member team will investigate UAPs, now the formal name for what were previously called UFOs, over the course of nine months as they seek to lay the groundwork for future studies. The team will focus on how data collected by civilians, governments and commercial businesses can be analyzed to shed light on UAPs — and then construct a roadmap for future NASA analyses. Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., said the focus on data is important because the raw information is the “language of scientists and makes the unexplainable, explainable.”  “Understanding the data we have surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena is critical to helping us draw scientific conclusions about what is happening in our skies,” Zurbuchen said in a statement. “Exploring the unknown in space and the atmosphere is at the heart of who we are at NASA.” The U.S. government in the past couple of years has taken a renewed and more serious look at UAP encounters. Last…

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NASA begins investigating UFOs with new team

Updated: October 24, 2022 — 10:26 am