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Tom DeLonge’s UFO Video? Neil deGrasse Tyson is Not Impressed

Tom DeLonge dropped a UFO video on the world this week that stirred up some interest in alien life.

Neil deGrasse Tyson says…slow down, Planet Earth.

The ex Blink-182 member got a shot of credibility with both the video (shown below) — and the news that his To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science is employing the head of a former Pentagon program whose mission was to assess the threat of extraterrestrial existence.

But in an interview with CNN, famed astrophysicist Tyson had this to say:

“Call me when you have a dinner invite from an alien,” Dr. Tyson says. “The evidence is so paltry for aliens to visit Earth, I have no further interest. Let other people who care go ahead, and then when you finally find some aliens bring them into Times Square.”

He continued, “The universe brims with mysteries. Just because you don’t know what it is you’re looking at doesn’t mean it’s intelligent aliens visiting from another planet. Scientists live in mystery every day of our lives … People are uncomfortable not knowing, not the scientists. I’m fine. We don’t know what it is. Keep checking it out.”

That doesn’t mean Tyson is out on alien lifeforms completely.  In fact, he advocates the hell out of keeping vigilant.  But he also points to the dismantling of the formerly secret government program — the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program — as evidence that no credible threat exists at this time.  — [eric]