Pentagon and Harvard now see UAPs ‘flying’ too

The time when the US government laughed about the UFO phenomenon seems to be over for good. Both the Pentagon and researchers at Harvard University recognize that these objects, known in defense circles as UAPs, seem to defy the well-known laws of physics.

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Unknown means of propulsion

In the article “Physical constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”, which is still awaiting peer review, the researchers describe observations of objects that can accelerate extremely strongly, with changes in speed that would not survive human occupants. There are also no power sources or motors known with which these extreme accelerations could be achieved. Also the flight behavior is not consistent with one of the three known ways of flying: as a projectile like a bullet, floating like a balloon or by lift like airplanes.

In these observations, including in 2004 by the crew of the American aircraft carrier Nimitz, these objects reached speeds of up to 1.6 kilometers per second, mind you, in the air. And were able to reach this speed in less than a minute. At these speeds, planes must be white-hot with friction. Also, a characteristic bang should be heard when the sound barrier is broken. Eyewitnesses deny this. They heard nothing, or only a buzz.

UAP’s optical illusion?

There are two ways to solve this riddle. The first is that it is an optical illusion. If you shine a very strong laser beam on the surface of the moon, it is a piece of cake to move the light spot from one side of the moon to the other in a microsecond.

At first glance it seems that this spot of light moves faster than the speed of light, but that is an illusion. The photons, the particles of light that travel from the Earth to the Moon, just keep traveling at the speed of light. This statement seems to be wrong. Both optically and from radar images, UAPs appear to be material objects.

Warp bubble?

So there seems to be something that actually has mass. Which makes the puzzle much bigger. Because if anything is sacred in physics, it’s the law of conservation of moment. Accelerating and braking something with mass cannot go unpunished. You have to rebel against something. If you speed up or slow down an object, do you notice the consequences in the environment. These consequences are absent, according to observations. The researchers therefore conclude that unknown physical laws must be at work, which may even lie outside the standard model.

Possible explanations are a kind of Alcubierre drive (this is possible according to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and therefore according to the Standard Model). It is not the object itself that moves, but a bubble of space-time around the object, while the object itself is stationary. That would solve the conservation of momentum problem. The reason that we ourselves cannot fly around in a flashy Alcubierre drive and can book a weekend in the Orion Nebula is that you need something with negative mass for that. We don’t know that now. So a form of unobtainium.

UAPs unknown physics?

The last conceivable ‘explanation’ is that UAPs are outside known physics. Here we enter the realm of metaphysics, the supernatural world, and science fiction. We better stay away from that. An explanation in this domain that is still scientific is that there is a technique by which the inertia of objects with mass can be reduced to zero. For example, according to the highly controversial theories of the Russian Dr. Evgeniy Podkletnov and the Chinese researcher Ning Li.

Podkletnov and Li believe that gravity is a residual force due to the electromagnetic force, and that it is possible to eliminate a gravitational field by shielding it with a rotating superconductor. Then you could, so to speak, push an aircraft carrier at full speed with a push, or land a football on Mars with a kick. This just doesn’t explain why UAPs can move through the air and water so quickly without lighting up like a fireball.

Our knowledge is not complete. For example, we still don’t understand exactly what mass is and how it is that mass is both slow and heavy. So this explanation is also far from excluded. If the Americans, the Russians or the Chinese have succeeded in applying this technique, they will of course not publicize it. But to stick to the famous quote from the philosopher Wittgenstein: about which nothing can be said, about which you must remain silent.

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