Washington (EFE).- NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced this Thursday the creation of a department specialized in the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP, in English), which will try to find meaning in the “anomalies in the heavens” that are frequently found.
“We will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to search for anomalies in the skies and continue to search for habitability,” he said at a press conference presenting a report on how to improve UFO identification.
Nelson, who did not want to announce who will be in charge of this department, denied that the US Executive is being less than transparent with the phenomena that are found and cannot be identified and insisted that NASA has not found “any evidence that UAPs “have an extraterrestrial origin.”
“Today there is a lot of concern that classified documents exist and that the US government is not being open. Well, we are the American Government and we are open and we will be open about this,” insisted Nelson, who also acknowledged that he cannot put his hand on the fire for other government departments that are involved in the analysis of UFOs.
The importance of information about UFOs
Last July, a subcommittee of the United States Congress asked the Government to report the data it has on unidentified flying objects after hearing the statements of former members of the Army who said they had seen them and who also said that the authorities keep evidence of them.
The members of the subcommittee demanded that the US Government establish a “transparent and secure” system so that these incidents can be reported to the authorities without damaging the reputation of witnesses.
Several of the experts who participated in the study were present at today’s press conference, including Dan Evans, who stated that understanding UAP is vital because “it provides the opportunity to expand our understanding of the world around us” and that It is also necessary for national security issues.
“The presence of UAP raises serious concerns about the security of our skies and it is the obligation of this nation to determine whether these phenomena pose any potential risk to the security of airspace,” he said.
The study of UFOs and the creation of this new department will also be essential to stop seeing UAPs as “something sensational” and start studying them as a purely scientific phenomenon.