When NASA actually makes a comment about a UFO, even if it’s just to deny it and give its own explanation, it’s big news. When NASA makes two comments about UFOs in one week, it’s even bigger news. When NASA admits it doesn’t know what one of these unidentified objects is, it’s time to sit up, pay attention and see what’s going on.
The first UFO is the object orbiting the one-third-mile-wide asteroid BL86 which came close to Earth (745,000 miles away – three times the distance of Earth to the moon) on January 26. Everyone, including NASA, was surprised to see something in orbit around the asteroid. Measuring only 230 feet in diameter, the object appears to be diamond-shaped and, in the first videos released, was stationary rather than spinning. NASA called it a moon but, when that was questioned by many, it issued a second video from a different angle and another explanation:
In the near-Earth population, about 16% of asteroids that are about 655 feet or larger are a binary (the primary asteroid with a smaller asteroid moon orbiting it) or even triple systems (two moons).
Convinced? While that controversy raged on, a second one popped up. Images taken by the Dawn spacecraft of the dwarf planet Ceres released on January 19 show a large, flickering white spot on the surface. (image above) What could it be? Mission director and chief engineer Marc Rayman gave this unusual statement:
Yes, we can confirm that it is something on Ceres that reflects more sunlight, but what that is remains a mystery. We do not know what the white spot is, but it’s certainly intriguing. In fact, it makes you want to send a spacecraft there to find out, and of course that is exactly what we are doing! So as Dawn brings Ceres into sharper focus, we will be able to see with exquisite detail what [the white spot] is.
Gee, I wonder what NASA will say if it’s a spaceship?
In the meantime, two statements in a week from NASA on UFOs means someone is listening. While we have their attention, what do you think the objects are?