NASA is set to study UAPs in the sky
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NASA is set to do a scientific study of mysterious activities in the sky. They have already formed a team to look into the matter of UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) . UAPs include anything flying or floating that can’t be “identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena – from a scientific perspective,” NASA says. So for national security and air safety NASA is taking a nine month project.
NASA's plan to Study UAPs
NASA announced that their plan is to sort the available data, identify the best ways to gather future data, and methods to use that information to advance scientific understanding of the issue. The team will access and assess the data available for the public and try to understand how much is required to establish the validity of the mysterious sightings. Though it's a data-poor field, Nasa’s science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, said during a National Academy of Sciences webcast, “We are not shying away from reputational risk. Our strong belief is that the biggest challenge of these phenomena is that it’s a data-poor field,”
“The limited number of observations of UAPs currently makes it difficult to draw scientific conclusions about the nature of such events. Unidentified phenomena in the atmosphere are of interest for both national security and air safety. Establishing which events are natural provides a key first step to identifying or mitigating such phenomena, which aligns with one of NASA’s goals to ensure the safety of aircraft,” said the agency in its announcement. Last year by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence a report was published. The report talked about More than 143 incidents of unidentified flying objects, reported to the Pentagon since 2004. All of them are unexplained till date.
The promise by NASA
NASA’s Daniel Evans, the assistant deputy associate administrator for research at the agency’s Science Mission Directorate said, “All of NASA’s data is available to the public – we take that obligation seriously – and we make it easily accessible for anyone to see or study,”