New NASA panel is studying UFOs, but will the US government ever tell us everything it knows
Northeastern University physics professors Jacqueline McCleary and Jonathan Blazek doubt a NASA panel studying UFO sightings will reveal evidence of extraterrestrial life in its final report this summer.
But the cosmologists say they are happy that the study of UFOs is being taken seriously by the eminent scientists on NASA’s independent panel, which held its first public meeting on May 31.
“People are seeing something, sensors are picking up something. Whether or not that something is extraterrestrial in origin is besides the point,” says McCleary, an assistant professor who uses galaxy clusters as a laboratory to explore the nature of dark matter.
“The point is, it’s a phenomenon that people are observing,” she says. “We’re scientists and policymakers. We want to know what these things are.”
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