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.