NASA Report: No Evidence of Extra Terrestrial Origin in UFOs
NASA's report on UFOs finds no evidence of extraterrestrial origin but acknowledges the need for new science techniques and AI for better understanding. The agency aims to shift the conversation from sensationalism to science and address the stigma around UFOs. The report recommends using advanced technology, engaging the public, and exploring crowdsourcing systems for gathering data.
NASA has released a report on unidentified flying objects (UFOs), stating that there is no evidence to suggest an extraterrestrial origin for these objects. However, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson acknowledged that the nature of these unexplained sightings remains unknown. He emphasized the need for new scientific techniques and artificial intelligence (AI) to better understand these unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), as NASA refers to them.
Nelson expressed NASA's desire to shift the conversation surrounding UAP from sensationalism to science, aiming to address the stigma associated with UFOs. The report, produced by an independent team commissioned by NASA, highlights the negative perception surrounding UAP reporting as an obstacle to collecting data on these phenomena.
While the study did not find evidence of an extraterrestrial origin for UAP, it also acknowledged the lack of knowledge about their true nature. To further research in this area, NASA has appointed a director of UAP research who will develop and oversee NASA's vision for UAP research. However, the agency did not disclose the identity of this individual, citing the importance of maintaining scientific freedom and protecting panel members from online harassment and abuse.
Nelson emphasized NASA's commitment to collaborating with other agencies and utilizing AI and machine learning to analyze UAP. He stated that NASA will transparently use its expertise to search the skies for anomalies, just as it has been exploring the heavens for signs of habitability.
Dr. Nicola Fox, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, expressed the agency's desire to destigmatize the subject of UAP. She emphasized the importance of pilots and individuals feeling comfortable reporting any sightings, highlighting NASA's dedication to data collection.
The report outlines recommendations for NASA's contribution to the ongoing study of unidentifiable events in the sky. These recommendations include utilizing state-of-the-art technology and advanced satellites to analyze UFO reports more effectively. The report also stresses the critical role of public engagement in understanding these objects.
NASA recognizes that by lending its name to UAP studies, it is already helping to reduce the stigma associated with reporting. Additionally, the report suggests exploring the development or acquisition of a crowdsourcing system, such as open-source smartphone-based apps, to gather imaging data and other sensor data from citizen observers. This would contribute to a more systematic approach in collecting public UAP reports.
It is important to note that the report solely analyzed publicly available information and data and did not consider any classified information. This approach allows for open discussion and dissemination of the findings.