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It seems scientists are divided over the existence of flying saucers.
At least a few are beginning to take seriously of the strange events happening in the skies.
The US space agency Nasa has formed a team to study the Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), reports say.
It might come as a surprise to you if you are not a fan of flying saucers.
The decision follows an open Congressional hearing held on May 17 about UFOs for the first time in 50 years.
The House Intelligence Committee's subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Counterproliferation wanted to hear from public about UFOs to shed light on the mystery.
Given the frequent sightings of strange occurrences in the sky, scientists are unable to piece together puzzles to explain the astronomical events.
For instance in December 2021, local people in north Indian states including Punjab witnessed mysterious lights in the sky during the evening hours.
A video clip on social media showed a streak of light blinking in the sky, giving rise to speculations.
Thankfully, sources in the government confirmed it was a satellite, which turned out to be Elon Musk's 'Starlink'.
In May 2021, a woman shared the video of a trail of light across Northern Montana in US. The light was seen cruising in the nightly sky, which was also seen from the Flathead Valley.
There was no confirmation afterwards if it was some space vehicle sailing in the sky.
Now NASA says that its aims is to sort the available data about UFOs and identify best ways to collect future data, to use information thus gained to understand the mystery.
The team of researcher will comb the available data to know how much is required to establish the validity of UFOs.
Nasa is venturing out to study UFOs putting at risk its reputation, because the biggest challenge ahead is it is "data-poor" field, according to, Nasa's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen.
The traditional scientific community, according to Thomas Zurbuchen, might see Nasa as "selling out" by venturing into the controversial topic.
The team will work on public reports of UFOs sightings in nine months spending a few tens of thousands of dollars, not more than $100,000.
Astrophysicist David Spergel who leads the team said the only preconceived notion the team is taking to study is UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) may have multiple explanations.
Let's wait for their conclusion, but don't miss out on the beautiful lights and flashes occurring in the skies at night—stay away from your smartphones and watch skies instead.