NASA has announced that it will launch its own independent investigation into unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and whether they pose a threat to its spacecraft.
The US space agency’s announcement comes after the United States Congress recently held a public discussion on UFOs.
Nasa had previously said it “does not actively seek” or research UAPs or UFOs.
In a new statement, Thomas Zurbuchen, deputy administrator for science at Nasa, said: “Nasa believes the tools of scientific discovery are powerful and apply here as well.
“We have access to a wide range of observations of the Earth from space – and that is the lifeblood of scientific inquiry.
“We have the tools and the team that can help us increase our understanding of the unknown.
“That’s the very definition of what science is. That’s what we do.”
However, Nasa has emphasized that there is “no evidence that UAPs are of extraterrestrial origin”.
NASA’s new study on UAPs was discussed in more detail during a media conference call today.
Zurbuchen said during the conference that NASA’s goal is to find “different life.”
According to Nasa, the study will last nine months.
Nasa wants to find out what UAPs are so they can ensure the safety of their spacecraft and determine if they have a natural explanation.
David Spergel will lead the study.
He said, “I would say the only preconceived notion I have on this is that we should be open to the idea that we’re looking at several different phenomena.”
As part of the study, old data will be reviewed and new data that needs to be collected will be identified.
It’s not expected to cost Nasa more than $100,000.
That’s not a lot of money for a Nasa investigation, but Nasa has confirmed this is just the first step.
Speakers at the press conference emphasized that we still have much to learn from nature and that the UAPs may have a non-alien explanation.
The US space agency will share its findings with the public once they are complete.
The congressional hearing earlier this month made several shocking UFO revelations.
A Navy intelligence official revealed that there have now been over 400 sightings of UAPs.
Some experts prefer the term UAP because they think UFO carries a stigma and is taken less seriously.
UFO videos were played to congressmen as part of the hearing.
One showed a fast-moving spherical object and one showed what appeared to be a perfect triangular shape glowing green in the sky.
Experts have no explanation for these objects or the way they move.
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