NASA’s Task Force on UFOs and Other Strange Phenomena held its first public meeting on May 31.
The team was formed in 2022 to gather all available data on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), which includes anything spotted in the sky that cannot be immediately attributed to an aircraft or natural event. known.
The main takeaway from the meeting was that we simply did not have enough data to identify and explain NAPs. “Current UAP data collection efforts are unsystematic and fragmented among various agencies, often using uncalibrated instruments for scientific data collection,” said David Spegelwho leads the group.
Historically, NAPs have rarely been studied rigorously, and all the data has never been brought together in one place before. Now that the group has gathered the data, researchers can start to take a closer look and try to figure out what UAPs are.
The events the team managed to examine in detail date back to mundane sources – commercial airplanes, balloons, even radiation from microwave ovens. So far, there is no evidence that a UAP has anything to do with anything extraterrestrial, several team members have pointed out.
The 16-member task force includes astronomers, technologists, astrobiologists, physicists and even an astronaut – Scott Kelly, who spent a year on the International Space Station as part of NASA’s historic twin study.
Less than 5% of the hundreds of reported PANs remained abnormal and unexplained once they were investigated, largely because we simply don’t have enough information about them. “It is very possible that with better data they will be reconciled with known phenomena,” said Federica Bianco at the University of Delaware during a press call after the meeting. The group’s full report is expected at the end of July.