The search is part of the Galileo Project that received $1.5 million in funding from Hoskinson in March.
The project is operating an expedition led by Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb and his student Amir Siraj, who identified a “meteor of interstellar origin” that crashed into Earth from outer space back in 2014.
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) June 14, 2023
Notably, the object’s interstellar origin has been verified by the U.S. Department of Defence, and it appears that the Galileo team may have already found a couple of its remnants.
In a June 16 tweet, Hoskinson confirmed he is currently with the expedition team, and noted that so far they have found strange pieces of wire and fragments that could be from the crash.
“Plenty of ground to cover and we haven’t even broken out the sluice sled yet,” he said.
Wire and some aluminum. Plenty of ground to cover and we haven’t even broken out the sluice sled yet https://t.co/sHKzHe3CvB
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) June 16, 2023
Howeve at this stage, it appears to be too early to confirm if the pieces belong to some sort of “interstellar object from our cosmic neighborhood” as Loeb hopes.
“Most importantly, I wish to know whether it was manufactured technologically by another civilization,” he said in a blog post on June 15.
— Vex (@VexTxs) June 16, 2023
This isn’t the first time Hoskinson has thrown capital behind a quirky project.
We invested in this venture https://t.co/sttOJ37O0j They have an amazing vision and also there is a ton that can be done to add blockchain technology to the field of de-extinction from crowd funding to IP management of genetics
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) March 9, 2022
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