Posted: Aug 09, 2019 6:31 pm
by newolder
It’s Never Aliens—until It Is

2017 was a banner year for scientists seeking aliens—even though they (apparently) didn’t find any

By Lee Billings on January 9, 2018

What do a strangely fading faraway star, an oddly shaped interstellar interloper in the solar system and a curious spate of UFO sightings by members of the U.S. military all have in common?


Of course, military pilots aren’t the only ones with extensive experience looking at objects in the sky—and the equipment to record what they see. Astronomers have that, too—yet they never seem to ever catch UFOs in the viewfinders of their telescopes. Similarly, the increasingly global ubiquity of smartphones should presumably boost the numbers and quality of UFO encounters captured on video (as they have done for rocket launches), but the flood of eerie footage has yet to materialize.

More @ SciAm link