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Chinese satellite spots suspicious MH370-linked object

English.news.cn   2014-03-22 18:50:58

Photo source: Xinhua / State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese satellite imagery shows a 22-meter-long, 13-meter-wide object in the southern Indian Ocean, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) said Saturday.

Captured by the high-definition earth observation satellite "Gaofen-1" at around 12 a.m. on March 18 Beijing Time, the imagery spotted the object at 44 degrees, 57 minutes south latitude, and 90 degrees, 13 minutes east longitude, in the southern Indian Ocean, the SASTIND said.

The location of the suspicious object is along the southern corridor missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 might have taken, and about 120 km south by west from the location of a suspicious object Australia found before.

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Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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