Could floating objects seen in satellite images of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia be wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8?
The Australian government thought the satellite images above, and another pair lower down in this post, warranted a search by aircraft. But the first try has turned up nothing — because of limited visibility due to clouds and rain, as this Tweet from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority states:
RAAF P3 crew unable to locate debris. Cloud & rain limited visbility. Further aircraft to continue search for #MH370
— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) March 20, 2014
Here’s a map of the area in the Indian Ocean that was searched by the Australians today:
And here’s what that area of the Indian Ocean looked like to NASA’s Aqua satellite today:
To my eye it appears that the area being searched is underneath that big patch of cloudiness seen this image. Let’s hope it clears.
Lastly, another pair of images showing another a second possible object:
As more remote sensing and other kinds of imagery come in, I’ll post them here at ImaGeo. So stay tuned.