NASA has announced that it has put together a 16-expert team to investigate reports of unidentified aerial phenomena, which is kicking off a nine-month independent study as soon as next week

A science journalist, a space technology company CEO, and a Federal Aviation Administration executive are also included in the assembled experts.

The announcement brings NASA one step closer to fulfilling its promise to study unexplained alien encounters.

"Exploring the unknown in space and the atmosphere is at the heart of who we are at NASA," Thomas Zurbuchen said in the statement.

Understanding the data surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena is crucial to helping us draw scientific conclusions about what is happening in our skies.

Crunching the Data

Given the amount of data available, the newly assembled team has a lot of work to do.

According to the statement, the team will identify how data gathered by civilian government entities, commercial data, and data from other sources can be analyzed to shed light on UAPs. It will recommend a road map for potential UAP data analysis by the agency in the future.

It's obvious that this is the first step towards putting our nation's best minds towards figuring out what's behind these encounters.

Zurbuchen said that data is the language of scientists.

There is a "Secret Society" in the Pentagon that hides the truth about the aliens.