China has released satellite images of what they have "observed to be a suspected crash area at sea," in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  

China's State Administration for Science Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the discovery on Wednesday with images of what it said were "three suspected floating objects and their sizes," CNN reported. 

The images that show the suspicious objects in the Strait of Malacca were taken on March 9 (the day after the plane went missing), but weren't released until today.

Earlier in the investigation authorities announced they were looking into suspicious objects and oil slicks, but those leads quickly turned into dead ends.

The Boeing 777 vanished from radar on Saturday while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard, including several Americans.  Since then, a massive international effort has been unable to uncover any clues about the flight's fate.  International authorities said yesterday that terrorism appears unlikely.