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Satellite Spots 122 Possible Objects In Search For MH370

Investigators searching for the still-missing Flight 370 say they've received new satellite images of what could be wreckage from the jet.

Satellite Spots 122 Possible Objects In Search For MH370
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Investigators searching for the still-missing Malaysia Airlines plane announced Wednesday they received satellite images of 122 possible objects that could be wreckage from the jet.

"​Malaysian authorities released new details in the search for Flight 370. They say new satellite images have spotted more than a hundred possible objects in the Indian Ocean." ​(Via Al Jazeera)

Malaysia's transport minister told reporters the 122 possible objects were seen close to where three other satellites have spotted objects. He called four sightings together "the most credible lead" they have.

"It must be emphasized that we cannot tell if the potential objects are from MH370. Nevertheless, this is another new lead." ​(Via BBC)

Officials say the new satellite images were taken on Sunday more than 1,000 miles off the coast of Australia, and they were released by French-based Airbus Defense and Space to authorities Tuesday. (Via ABC)

The objects reportedly range in length, with the largest measuring 75 feet. And some appeared bright on the satellite images, which means they could be solid debris. (Via Sky News)

Though previous satellite data from Australia, China and France has also shown objects floating in the Indian Ocean, search teams have failed to retrieve anything despite extensive, multinational searches of the area. (Via CNN)

The new satellite images come on the heels of news that the Malaysia Airlines plane ended its flight in the south Indian Ocean.

Authorities announced Monday that new data proved without a doubt that the jet went down in the ocean, and it's likely that none of the 239 passengers on board survived. (Via Euronews)

But investigators are continuing their search for any sign of Flight 370. The search effort will continue to focus on waters southwest of Australia.