Ο εναέριος χώρος της Ουκρανίας είναι πολύ απασχολημένος φέτος, και θα μπορούσαμε να πούμε ότι αυτή είναι η φύση του πολέμου.
But scientists in the country observing the skies are seeing something they didn't expect: An excessive number of UFOs, according to a new research draft published (PDF) by the Main Astronomical Observatory of Kyiv in coordination with the National Academy of Sciences of the country.
The research does not specifically address war, but has long hinted, speculated and warned that some of these UFOs could be advanced technology from foreign militaries, especially China and Russia. However, it provides no evidence that this it really happens.
The Ukrainian draft is particularly noteworthy because it scientifically proves that UFOs continued to appear during the war, but also that there were many sightings according with Motherboard.
"We see them everywhere," says the survey. "We observe a significant number of objects whose nature is not clear."
The work is titled Unidentified aerial phenomena I, from “Unidentified aerial phenomena I”. The observations of the events come from observations made at the Main Astronomical Observatory of the NAS in Kyiv and in a village south of Kyiv called Vinarivka.
According to the authors of the study, the observatories are chasing UFOs as an independent project because of the excitement surrounding the subject. They describe a specific type of UFO that researchers call a "ghost" which is an "object with a completely black body that does not emit and absorbs all the radiation falling on it". The researchers also noticed that the UFOs that appear are so fast that it is difficult to photograph them.
"The eye does not catch phenomena that last less than one-tenth of a second," the research states. “It takes four tenths of a second to recognize an event. Ordinary photo and video captures also do not capture these aerial phenomena. To detect UAP, you need to fine-tune the equipment: shutter speed, frame rate and dynamic range.”
So the researchers did just that using two meteor monitoring stations in Kiev and Vinaryvka.
"We have developed a special observation technique, taking into account the high velocities of the observed objects," the research states. “The exposure time was chosen so that the image of the object does not shift significantly during the exposure. The frame rate was chosen to account for the object's speed and the camera's field of view. In practice, the exposure time was less than 1ms and the frame rate was not less than 50 Hz.”
Scientists separated the phenomena they observed into two different categories: cosmic and ghostly.
“We note that Cosmics are bright objects, brighter than the sky background. Ghosts are dark objects."
Using the cameras, which were placed about 75 miles apart, allowed scientists to make repeated observations of strange objects moving across the sky.
The research does not speculate on who or what the objects were, it simply reports the observations and incredible speeds of the objects.
"Flight of individual units and groups moving at speeds of 3 to 15 degrees per second were detected," the research states.
"Ghosts are observed in the troposphere at distances up to 10-12 km. We estimate their size from 3 to 12 meters and speeds up to 15 km/s."
An easy explanation would be that these are missiles, or rockets, or something else related to war. But scientists insist that their nature is "not clear".