The U.S. Navy has certainly recently An object with strange behavior captured in the video A real head scratcher by Jetpilot for years. There are eyewitness testimonies from radar operators and technicians as well as pilots.
In August, the Navy Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) Task Force To investigate the nature and origin of these bizarre sightings and determine if they could pose a threat to US national security.
Recently observed UAP accelerations range from nearly 100G to thousands of G, far higher than human pilots can survive. There is no visible air turbulence. They do not create a sonic boom.These and other weird things got the attention that “I told you so, they are here” UFO Believers.
However, there is an increasing need to study this phenomenon scientifically. The same is true if you are using satellites to keep an eye out for possible future UAP events.
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Philippe Ailleris is a project controller at the Space Research Technology Center of the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. He is also a key force behind the unidentified aerospace observation reporting scheme, a project that facilitates the collection of UAP reports from both amateur and professional astronomers.
Scientific research on UAP is needed and credible evidence needs to be collected. This is something that science cannot easily ignore, Ailleris told Space.com.
We need to provide scientists with objective, high-quality data, Ailleris said. “Scientific research in this area is difficult because no one knows when and where UAP can appear.”
In recent years, rapid progress has been seen in information and communication technology. For example, open tools and software, cloud computing, Artificial intelligence With machinery and deep learning, Ailleris said. These tools offer scientists new possibilities for collecting, storing, manipulating, and transmitting data.
Ailleris points to another powerful tool. “The location above our satellite is a great opportunity to potentially detect something,” he said.
When working in the space sector, Airelis came up with the idea that earth observation civilian satellites could be used to search for UAPs. One way is to take advantage of the free images collected by the European Union. Copernicus satelliteAn earth observation program coordinated and managed by the European Commission in collaboration with ESA.
Also, more and more spacecraft are being launched to scan the Earth in order to beat our Earth. Such work is no longer limited to major or large nations, Airelis said.Private actors too Entered the planet appreciation scene..
“This evolution will stimulate positive ideas across different domains, including controversial topics,” Ailleris said. “And why not in the UAP research field?”
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Working with Ailleris to detect and monitor UAPs using satellite imagery is Kevin Knuth, a former scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California. He is currently an associate professor of physics at the University of Albany in New York.
“We are considering using satellites to monitor the waters south of Catalina Island, where the 2004 encounter with Nimitz occurred,” Knuth reported by pilots and radar operators on board the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier. Said referring to the UAP sightings that were made.
The area will also be the subject of a 2021 UAP expedition by Knuth and other researchers. The goal of going out is to “provide solid scientific evidence that the UAP object is genuine, the UAP object is discoverable, and the UAP object is recognizable.” Project website, This is called UAPx.
The UAPx team includes military veterans and physicists, as well as research scientists and trained observers, who use special equipment to observe potential UAPs.
“We want to detect UAPs and determine their characteristics, flight patterns, and patterns of activity that allow them to be studied more effectively,” Knuth told Space.com. Told. “In addition to monitoring the area of UAPs, we are also considering using satellites to obtain independent confirmation of prominent UAP sightings and to obtain quantifiable information about those UAPs.”
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Jacob Hack Mithra, an astrobiologist at the Blue Marble Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Seattle, Washington, said:
In August, Haqq-Misra helped host an interdisciplinary workshop sponsored by NASA. Techno Crime 2020, It aimed to prioritize and guide future theoretical and observational research on non-radio. “Techno signature“—That is, observational signs of technology, especially those that can be detected by astronomical or other means.
Haqq-Misra said his knowledge of UAP came from the public domain, including recently released Navy videos and Pentagon comments. But if not, he has not done his own investigation into the problem.
“I’m also an agnostic about certain hypotheses that could explain UAP, at least until there’s more data to consider,” Haqq-Misra said. “While the non-human intelligence hypothesis is popular, there are not always signs that it is more likely than any other hypothesis at this time.”
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Ravi Kopparapu is a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he explores planetary habitability, climate modeling, and chemistry. Exoplanet Atmospheric characterization. He sees the UAP / UFO phenomenon as a scientifically interesting issue, partially driven by observations that appear to violate the laws of physics.
That said, Mr. Kopalap said he was wary of incorporating the term “extraterrestrial life” into conversations. “It’s because there’s no concrete evidence I know it’s an extraterrestrial life,” he said.
“There is a fundamental problem we are having now to study UAP scientifically,” Kopparapu said. “We do not have adequate data collection for this phenomenon that can be shared among interested scientists to validate the claim and rule out truly unexplained events.”
Kopparapu also added that the entire UAP topic is very malicious because it is associated with the ET. He feels that this relevance is hindering a thorough scientific investigation by the scientific community, essentially because of the taboos surrounding ET’s claims.
“I think people think of’aliens’ as soon as they hear a UFO / UAP. I don’t want scientists to be fooled by it,” Kopalap said. “Strictly agnostic, don’t let prejudice overshadow your judgment. Open your mind. Think of this as a scientific problem. If you find that these have common explanations, Please do so.”
A colleague like Kopparapu proposes a completely unbiased, agnostic approach to studying UAP, he said.
Leonard David is the author of the recently released book Moon Rush: The New Space Race, published by National Geographic in May 2019. David, a longtime writer at Space.com, has been reporting on the space industry for over 50 years. Follow @ Spacedotcom, Facebook, or Google+. This version of the story published on Space.com.