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NASA confirms first action on UFOs

NASA confirms first action on UFOs
NASA Announces a Team To Study UFOs

NASA is making a team to study unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) - that's UFOs to you or I - it has announced.

The NASA study aims “to move the scientific understanding of UAPs forward” as well as look at how they impact national security and air safety, they said in a statement.

It comes after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report last June stating that the federal government couldn’t explain 143 of 144 of the UAPs identified by military pilots. While they weren't sure what they were, they offered a number of possibilities, including birds or balloons; classified U.S. programs; or advanced Russian or Chinese technology.

But in the recent release they said there is “no evidence UAPs are extraterrestrial in origin.”

The project’s budget will be no more than $100,000, Dan Evans, the NASA official overseeing the study, told reporters Thursday, according to SpaceNews.

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And they added it will take about nine months to conduct the study, which will rely on data collected by governments, private companies, non-profit organizations and even civilians.

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