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Here’s What the Head of NASA’s UFO Study Group Thinks About UFOs

American Astrophysicist Dr. David Spergel is the head of NASA's new UFO study group, and here is a paper written by him about UFOs.


NASA recently announced the team of scientists that will lead the study of UFO/UAPs. The group of scientists is composed of sixteen experts from various fields. Their goal is simple. Try and get to the bottom of UFOs. Will they succeed? In a total of nine months, we will see the results. The NASA UFO study team is led by a man called Dr. David Spergel. Currently Emeritus Charles A. Young, Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, Spergel is an American theoretical astrophysicist. Presently, he serves as the President of the Simons Foundation. His interests range from finding nearby planets and stars to the shape of the universe. Additionally, he measured the age, shape, and composition of the universe and played a key role in establishing the standard model of cosmology. He has been cited over 100,000 times in various publications.

UFO of interest

But more importantly, he was selected by NASA to lead the study on UFOs. Interestingly, even before he was given this position by NASA, Dr. Spergel had a slight interest in the subject. In fact, and as revealed by declassified documents obtained by the Black Vault, Dr. Spergel theorized about the nature of UFOs in a paper titled Thoughts on UFOs. According to Dr. Spergel, recent publications about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have reignited interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors. The note by Dr. Spergel outlines possible hypotheses about the nature of UFOs. Furthermore, it explains key observables and suggests possible observing programs that will lead to interesting science even if terrestrial UFOs exist.


How things have changed

This is beyond exciting. Finally, after decades of being cast in the shadow of a conspiracy, the UFO subject has emerged as something science is very interested in. Things have changed in the UFO community. They have changed drastically. No longer are UFOs subject to ridicule and laughter. No longer are UFOs dismissed. Now, all of a sudden, UFOs have become of key importance to science. For the military, they have become a question of national security. For science, UFOs are now a question igniting curiosity. Among the many components addressed by Dr. Spergel in his paper, he touches base with the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

Dr. Spergel’s thoughts on UFOs

According to the astrophysicist, the most exciting hypothesis is that some of the UFOs are extraterrestrials studying planet Earth and its life forms. Also, Dr. Spergel explains that it is unlikely that aliens capable of interstellar travel will use technologies that we are familiar with (e.g., solar sails or hypersonic air-breathing vehicles). In fact, the astrophysicist says that only if they (UFOs) wanted to be seen would they be detectable by us. In general, their probes will likely be miniature. They will probably not have familiar-looking vehicles. According to astronomical timelines, alien life is either billions of years less advanced or billions of years more advanced than human life. In Clarke’s third law, “Any sufficiently advanced technology becomes impossible to differentiate from magic.”

You can read the entire paper by clicking here.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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