An independent team commissioned by NASA in June 2022 to study the so-called Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena, FANI (a new name for traditional extraterrestrial aliens), has just confirmed what was already developed months ago: the lack of quality data on these phenomena has led to. It is impossible to draw conclusions about their nature, especially since they are of extraterrestrial origin, although they admit that it is still “possible”.
No An Independent Research Report on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena, It was published today [consultar aquí en inglés, en PDF], offers suggestions for improving data collection. In no way is this a “review or evaluation of previously unidentified observations,” as NASA itself has already stated in a statement. Experts suggest a battery of measures, such as recalibrating NASA satellites to pay attention to these events, using artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as “engaging the public” and, specifically, through our mobile phones, through applications that allow us to speed up and increase “the use of images and other A collection of metadata’ from many ‘citizen observers’ around the world.
The report, however, does not shy away from questions about aliens, saying: “Science is a process that reveals reality, not sculpture, however satisfying or confusing. This includes the question of whether FANI has an extraterrestrial origin. There is an intellectual continuum between hypothesizing that distant extraterrestrial civilizations can produce discovered technologies and searching for those technologies closer to home. But in the search for life beyond Earth, extraterrestrial life itself must be a hypothesis of last resort, to which we turn only after all other possibilities have been ruled out. As Sherlock Holmes said: “When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.”
Experts recall in the study that “to date, there is no convincing evidence in the peer-reviewed scientific literature to suggest an extraterrestrial origin for FANI.” “The problem – they emphasize – is that often no data is needed to explain these anomalous sightings; This includes eyewitness accounts, which may be interesting and convincing in themselves, but are not reproducible and often lack the necessary information to draw definitive conclusions about the phenomenon’s origin.”
Agency Administrator Bill Nelson and astrophysicist David Spergel, director of an independent panel of 16 experts in a variety of fields, will host a press conference this Thursday to share the report’s findings. Nelson admitted that there is a “global fascination with FANI” and admitted that if he were asked if he believed that extraterrestrial life existed “in such a vast world”, the answer would be yes, but that science had to prove it first and that the probability, more , It is far. “We have not found any evidence that FANI has an extraterrestrial origin; But some FANI, we don’t know what it is,” Nelson insisted when asked by reporters, asking to “shift the conversation from sensationalism to science.” In addition, and to demonstrate the priority NASA places on FANI, it announced the creation of a permanent structure, headed by a director, to study FANI.
Although numerous, observations of events in the sky that cannot initially be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena generally end up with predictable conclusions: space debris, scientific research balloons, drones, etc. However, a percentage of these sightings remain unexplained, which does not necessarily indicate their extraterrestrial origin: the observations are simply poor and the data insufficient. “Despite many indications and images, the lack of consistent, detailed and organized observations means that we currently do not have the necessary data to reach definitive scientific conclusions about FANI,” the study said.
For nine months and at the request of NASA, an independent team – composed of experts from the scientific, aeronautical and data analysis communities – studied what we previously knew as “UFO” (the word is formed from the acronym for Unidentified Flying. Object) and, specifically, focused on the available data on the collection, developing the best way to collect data in the future, and how NASA can use this data to improve scientific understanding of FANI.
However, NASA is not part of the same phenomena research group that the Department of Defense runs. However, it coordinated with other federal agencies—outside the Pentagon—in using scientific tools to shed light on the nature and origins of FANI.
In parallel with the NASA investigation, last July a subcommittee of the United States Congress asked the government to release the data it has on FANI, after hearing statements from former members of the military who claim to have seen them and also say that the government is withholding their evidence. In 2019, the US Navy had already declassified three records of FANI sightings, which, again, did not indicate that they were of extraterrestrial origin. Images published in April 2020.
Amid escalating geopolitical tensions with Russia and China, Washington has stepped up surveillance of its airspace amid the possible arrival of drones and other types of equipment deployed by foreign powers. In February, the country experienced a defense crisis after several “unidentified objects” were shot down. At least one of them has been flagged as an alleged Chinese spy bubble.
The study emphasizes this defensive aspect: “The threat posed by FANI to the security of US airspace is clear.” And remember that NASA shares with the Air Force a “confidential and voluntary notification system for pilots, air traffic controllers and other professionals” that receives about “100,000 notifications per year.”
Source: El Diario