NASA Will Tackle the UFOs with Science
Updated: Jun 25
An unidentified aerial object is detected by Navy aviators.
By: Richard Huang
On June 9th, NASA commissioned a study team to start early in the
Fall to examine unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), or UFOs.
This may be a big stride for the scientific study of UFOs
“We have access to a broad range of observations of Earth from
space – and that is the lifeblood of scientific inquiry. We have the
tools and team who can help us improve our understanding of the
unknown. That’s the very definition of what science is. That’s what
we do,” says Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for
science at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
This study team was established just weeks after an unusual
congressional public hearing regarding the presence of UAP, or as
they are often referred to, UFOs. In this hearing, the witnesses were
assembled to provide the evidence for the UAPs, but the limited
amount of high-quality resources on UAPs hindered the National
Intelligence’s ability to make an effective conclusion.
Despite the unwanted outcome of this hearing, NASA continues to
explore and collect evidence for alien civilization. They
hypothesized many methods to find life, such as detecting their
pollution and using giant telescopes.
This independent study team, one of their attempts to understand
extraterrestrial civilizations, will be led by David Spergel, president
of the Simons Foundation in New York City and previous chair of
the astrophysics department at Princeton University.
“Given the paucity of observations, our first task is simply to gather
the most robust set of data that we can,” said Spergel. “We will be
identifying what data – from civilians, government, non-profits,
companies – exists, what else we should try to collect, and how to
best analyze it.”
This study is expected to be completed in nine months, with the help
from experts in the science, aeronautics, and data analytics to
concentrate on the best way to collect new data and facilitate the
progress of understanding UAPs.
Daniel Evans, the assistant deputy associate administrator for
research at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate states that the study
report will be shared publicly: “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.”
The Pentagon has been gathering eyewitness accounts of these
mysterious UFOs, said Ronald S. Moultrie, the undersecretary of
defense for intelligence and security. “We are committed to an effort
to determine their origins,” Moultrie said.