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In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, crew members keep watch on the radar on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion during a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean

– 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 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 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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