Mar 27, 2014 5:01 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean

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PERTH, Australia (AP) - Planes and ships searching the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have failed to find any before stormy weather cut today's hunt short.

Thailand says one of its satellites has detected 300 objects of various sizes about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 objects. The Thai image was captured Monday.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says "there was no visibility" in the search area today because of the heavy rain, winds and low clouds, and the abbreviated aerial search was "not useful."

BANGKOK (AP) - A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said Thursday the images showed "300 objects of various sizes" in the southern Indian Ocean about 2,700 kilometers (1,675 miles) southwest of Perth.

He says the images were taken by the Thaichote satellite on Monday, took two days to process and were relayed to Malaysian authorities on Wednesday.

Anond says the objects were about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 objects. It remains uncertain whether the objects are from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 with 239 people aboard.


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