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NASA boss admits they're actively 'looking for signs of life' at UFO press conference

NASA boss admits they're actively 'looking for signs of life' at UFO press conference

NASA are looking for signs of alien life out there among the stars

NASA boss Bill Nelson has made an announcement that the space agency is looking for alien life.

The news came at a press conference to reveal the findings of their highly-anticipated UFO report.

The long-awaited study into UFOs, or UAP (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena) as NASA likes to call them, was released today (14 September).

Anyone hoping they'd be tuning in to hear the announcement that aliens were real is likely to be disappointed with the NASA study.

According to the study, NASA won't be using the term UFO anymore and they 'do not presently have the body of data needed to make definitive, scientific conclusions about UAP'.

So that's a no on any clear answers as to the nature of UAPs or alien life, but that doesn't mean NASA isn't looking.

NASA are looking for signs of other life in the universe.
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Speaking at today's press conference, NASA administrator Bill Nelson admitted that while NASA didn't have a definitive answer on what was going on up there they'd still keep up the search.

He said: "We are looking for signs of life, past and present. It's in our DNA to explore and to ask why things are the way they are.

"In June of last year, NASA commissioned an independent study team to examine Unidentified Anomalous Phenomenon. We did so with a few goals in mind, first to examine how NASA can use our expertise and instruments to study UAP from a scientific perspective.

"Second, shift the conversation about UAP from sensationalism to science and to make sure that whatever we find or whatever we recommend is shared transparently around the world."

While it's not confirmation that aliens are up there or that UFOs - sorry, UAPs - are real, it's got to be encouraging that NASA is committed to searching for what might be living out there in the final frontier.

"I can't believe he didn't mention that we've been living in Area 51 all this time."

A NASA scientist previously said she was 'absolutely certain' there was alien life somewhere in our solar system and pinpointed Earth's planetary neighbour Venus as the most likely location.

Research scientist Dr Michelle Thaller said that conditions on Venus are inhospitable for humans but that the planet's atmosphere appeared to contain phosphine, which is produced by microorganisms living in a low-oxygen environment.

When we go looking for life in the solar system we're probably not going to find little green men or some other civilisation.

However, finding bacteria and determining a planet's ability to support some form of life can be a first step in working out where extra-terrestrials might be.

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Featured Image Credit: NASA / Getty Stock Photo

Topics: NASA, Aliens, Space, UFO, US News