The space agency announced yesterday
that it will form a team dedicated to studying unidentified aerial phenomena “that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena.”
Starting this fall, the team
will examine existing data on these objects and brainstorm new ways to collect future data.
All the work, which NASA
expects will last nine months, will be done from “a science perspective.”
The term UFO has been
synonymous with alien spaceships since the day it was coined in the 1950s
The first time that NASA
has waded so publicly and this meaningfully into the broader UFO discussion in the agency’s 64-year history.
Not only has NASA changed its
approach to reports of mysterious sightings in the sky, but it will build a UFO research team led by a respected astrophysicist