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Aliens and UFOs

Do aliens exist? Are we alone in the universe? Here's the latest news on UFOs, unexplained aerial phenomena and the search for extraterrestrial life.

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NASA launches study of UFOs despite ‘reputational risk’

NASA considers this a first step in trying to explain mysterious sightings in the sky known as UAPs, or unidentified aerial phenomena.
Workers on scaffolding repaint the NASA logo at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on May 20, 2020.
Workers on scaffolding repaint the NASA logo at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on May 20, 2020.

Top defense official says government received about 400 reports of UFOs

A pair of officials from the Department of Defense testified before a House Intelligence subcommittee at the first public congressional hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years.
An unidentified aerial phenomenon in a U.S. military video.
An unidentified aerial phenomenon in a U.S. military video.

Historic step forward or cover-up plot? Pentagon's new UFO office splits ufologists

The U.S. government hasn't comprehensively studied UFOs in decades — but not all ufologists are excited about a new Pentagon investigative office.
An unidentified aerial phenomenon in a U.S. military video.
An unidentified aerial phenomenon in a U.S. military video.

William Shatner at 90: Actor on his career longevity and the final frontier

The actor drew scrutiny this summer after the Kremlin-backed television channel RT America announced he would host a new talk show for the network.
Image: William Shatner.
Image: William Shatner.

The government's UFO report appears to have an annoyingly predictable conclusion

Those who are unhappy with the conclusions described this week can take solace in the fact that this story is not over.
In a new, leaked video, an unidentified object flies around a Navy ship off the coast of San Diego.
In a new, leaked video, an unidentified object flies around a Navy ship off the coast of San Diego.

How new UFO footage — and Obama's curiosity — ratchet up expectations for a big reveal

So-called government disclosure is now the great white hope for UFO enthusiasts who feel like this subject has been unfairly derided.
UFO Flying Over New Mexico
UFO Flying Over New Mexico

Biden hurries off stage when asked about UFOs

Earlier this week, former President Obama appeared on late night TV and said the government cannot explain the videos of unidentified aerial phenomenon.
Image: President Biden Holds Press Conference With Korean President Moon At The White House
Image: President Biden Holds Press Conference With Korean President Moon At The White House

Leaked Navy video appears to show UFO off California

The video was recorded July 2019 by Navy aircraft, according to filmmaker Jeremy Corbell.
In a new, leaked video, an unidentified object flies around a Navy ship off the coast of San Diego.
In a new, leaked video, an unidentified object flies around a Navy ship off the coast of San Diego.

The Pentagon has stopped laughing about UFOs. Why hasn't Silicon Valley?

The government wants to know if these unidentified objects pose a military threat. But they also represent an opportunity to advance science and technology.
An unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appears in this declassified video captured by a U.S. Navy aircraft.
An unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appears in this declassified video captured by a U.S. Navy aircraft.

Aliens exist and Trump almost let it slip, says Israeli professor and former space official

A "galactic federation" has been waiting for humans to "reach a stage where we will understand... what space and spaceships are," Haim Eshed said.
Image: A communication satellite orbits Earth.
Image: A communication satellite orbits Earth.