Ukrainian astronomers say there are too many UFOs over Keiv
Ukraine used equipment in Kiev to study the skies. The results are bizarre
Ukraine\’s airspace has been busy this year – that\’s the nature of war. But the country\’s scientists are looking to the skies and seeing something they didn\’t expect: an excessive number of U̳F̳O̳s, according to a new paper published by Kiev\’s Main Astronomical Observatory in coordination with the country\’s National Academy of Sciences.
The article doesn\’t specifically address the war, but in the United States, the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ has long hinted, speculated, and warned that some U̳F̳O̳s could be advanced technology from foreign militaries, specifically C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ and Russia (although it hasn\’t really given any evidence this is actually the case. ).
The Ukraine article is particularly notable because it not only shows that science continued to occur during the war, it also explains that there were many sightings.
“We see them everywhere,” the research said. “We observed a significant number of objects whose nature is unclear.”
Whatever U̳F̳O̳s Are, They Are Absolutely Not Hypersonic Weapons
The article is entitled Unidentified Aerial Phenomena I.
The event observations come from observations made at the Main Astronomical Observatory of Ukraine in Kiev and in a village south of Kiev called Vinarivka.
According to the authors of the article, the observatories took on the job of hunting U̳F̳O̳s as an independent project because of the enthusiasm around the subject.
It describes a specific type of U̳F̳O̳ that researchers call a “ghost” which is an “object [that] is a completely black body that does not emit and absorb all the radiation that falls on it”.
The researchers also noted that the U̳F̳O̳s they are seeing are so fast that it is difficult to take pictures of them.
“The eye does not repair phenomena that last less than a tenth of a second,” the paper said.
“It takes four tenths of a second to recognize an event.
Ordinary photo and video recordings will also not capture the [Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon]. To detect the UAP, you need to adjust the equipment: shutter speed, frame rate and dynamic range.”
So the researchers did just that using two meteor monitoring stations in Kiev and Vinarivka.
“We developed a special observation technique, taking into account the high speeds of the observed objects,” the paper said.
“The exposure time was chosen so that the image of the object would not change significantly during the exposure.
The frame rate was chosen taking into account the object\’s speed and the camera\’s field of view.
In practice, the exposure time was less than 1 ms and the frame rate was not less than 50 Hz.”
Scientists divided the phenomenon they observed into two different categories: cosmic and ghosts.
“We observed that cosmic objects are luminous objects, brighter than the background of the sky. We call these ships the names of birds (swift, hawks, eagles),” the paper said.
“Ghosts are dark objects, with contrast ranging from several to about 50 percent.”
Using the cameras, positioned about 120 kilometers away, allowed scientists to make repeated observations of strange objects moving across the sky.
The paper didn\’t speculate about what the objects were, it just noted the observations and mentioned the incredible speeds of the objects.
“Flights of single, group and squadrons of the ships were detected, moving at speeds of 3 to 15 degrees per second,” the research said. “Ghosts are observed in the troposphere at distances of up to 10 to 12 km. We estimate its size from 3 to 12 meters and speeds of up to 15 km/s.”
The easy explanation would be that it\’s missiles, or rockets, or anything else associated with war.
But scientists insist that its nature is “unclear”.
U̳F̳O̳s are back in the public consciousness after a series of sightings were caught on camera by Navy pilots.
Congress demanded answers and the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ responded by saying it saw some strange things but needed more time and money to study the phenomenon properly. Congress gave both and the P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ opened the AARO to study the strange objects in the sky.
A recent addendum to a Senate intelligence budget report said the threat from U̳F̳O̳s was increasing “exponentially” and that the new P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ office needed to focus on U̳F̳O̳s that are not “man-made”.
Boris Zhilyaev, the paper\’s lead researcher, declined to comment.