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The Dawn of UFO Detection: Galileo Project Publishes First Scientific Papers

In an era marked by curiosity and fascination with the unknown, the Galileo Project has emerged as a beacon of scientific exploration. With the release of their groundbreaking scientific papers, they have sparked intrigue and debate in the world of UFO detection.


A groundbreaking series of scientific papers detailing the detection and investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), aka UFOs, has been published by Harvard researchers. These peer-reviewed papers, the first of their kind by the Galileo Project, present a quest for extraterrestrial technologies in our atmosphere and beyond. Spearheaded by Professor Avi Loeb, these papers are slated for a special edition of The Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation.

Unveiling Research Objectives and Methodologies

Besides presenting the project’s goals and the breadth of research, these papers dive into the development of new detection technologies targeting UAP. They also theorize about potential missions to intercept interstellar objects (ISOs) of uncertain origins.

Leading the UAP and ISOs Investigation

Co-founder and head of the Galileo Project, Dr. Avi Loeb is at the forefront of this pioneering endeavor. “These publications signal a new era in UAP and ISOs investigation,” Loeb said. “Our team’s hard work has led to state-of-the-art methodologies across many disciplines, aiming to answer previously unanswerable questions. With many instruments now operational, I look forward to future discoveries.”


Galileo Project Publishes First Scientific Papers

Since submitting the papers for peer review, the Galileo Project team has been validating and calibrating their tools for this unique astronomical mission. Having tested the equipment in extreme New England winter weather, the team is ready to expand across the United States, leveraging what they’ve learned.

Upcoming Expedition and Public Access to Research

Researchers are preparing for an expedition to collect remnants of the first documented interstellar meteor while developing software to analyze recorded data. All Galileo Project papers are publicly available on the Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation’s and Galileo Project websites.

Significant Step Towards Destigmatizing UAP Studies

Dr. Paul Kingsbury of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU) said the Galileo Project’s published research will “significantly help to destigmatize research on the subject.” He expects a dramatic increase in research in the coming years.


Noteworthy Collaboration and Upcoming Expedition

Earlier this year, a paper co-authored by Loeb and Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick from the Pentagon’s All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) highlighted the collaborative effort between academia and the Department of Defense in studying UAPs. The Galileo Project is now gearing up for an expedition to Papua New Guinea to recover an interstellar meteorite that fell into the ocean near Manus Island in 2014.

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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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