How Renewed Government Interest In UFOs Could Unlock New Scientific Discoveries
American intelligence officials are set to release a declassified report this week on Department of Defense investigations into unidentified aerial phenomenon — better known as unidentified flying objects or UFOs.
After decades of eye-rolling from intelligence officials, at least publicly, the military is taking these unexplained phenomena seriously. That change in posture might trickle down to the sciences — and treating UFOs as something more serious could unlock new scientific discoveries.
Christopher Impey is a distinguished professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona.
The Show spoke with him about UFOs and whether this government interest could legitimize the field of UFO research.