The UFO Phenomenon
NASA launches its own investigation into UFOs
By T.K. Randall
June 10, 2022 · 9 comments
Now even NASA is getting in on the act. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
The US space agency has thrown its hat into the ring with a new effort to investigate unidentified arial phenomena.
In an announcement yesterday, NASA revealed that it had launched a nine-month study which will focus on analyzing existing astronomical data for anomalies that cannot be scientifically explained.
The details of anything it does find will be released to the public.
It is important to note, however, that the study - which has a limited budget of $100,000 - will only be laying the groundwork for a much larger investigation into UAPs in the future.
"The output from this particular study is not to sift through all the data and do all this research, it's to make a proposal for a research program that we can then implement based on the influence of principles that are there," said NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen.
The study will be headed up by David Spergel, president of the Simons Foundation.
"There is a great deal of stigma associated with UAP among our naval aviators and aviation community," he said.
"One of the things we tangentially hope to do as part of this study, simply by talking about it in the open, is to help to remove some of the stigma associated with it, and that will yield obviously, increased access to data, more reports, more sightings."
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