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breakingnews: Search operation escalates as satellites spot…

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Search operation escalates as satellites spot objects in the sea

NBC News: Search aircraft from multiple nations are focusing on an area off the coast of Australia after a satellite spotted large objects in the sea.

The larger of the 2 objects appears to be about 75 feet across, according to John Young, emergency response general manager for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Photo credit: Handouts from Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Digital Globe
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[ABC News] Missing Malaysia Plane: Possible Plane Satellite…

[ABC News] Missing Malaysia Plane: Possible Plane

Satellite pictures show possible objects that may be connected to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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[CBS News] Possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 spotted

[The Los Angeles Times] Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet

[Yahoo! News/AP] Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

Australian authorities said the first plane to reach the area was unable to locate the debris through clouds and rain, but that other planes would continue the hunt.

One of the objects spotted by satellite imagery was 24 meters (almost 80 feet) in length and the other was 5 meters (15 feet). There could be other objects in the area, a four-hour flight from Australia’s southwestern coast, said John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s emergency response division.