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NASA Involved In Malaysian Airliner Search

 
NASA Involved In Malaysian Airliner Search
Posted Sunday, March 23rd 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News

NASA is now involved for the search the missing Malaysian airliner. The space agency says it's using high-resolution cameras aboard satellites and the International Space Station to look at sites in the Indian Ocean where the plane may have crashed. 

A NASA spokesman cautions that its satellites and space-based cameras are designed for long-term scientific data gathering and Earth observation, and they're really not meant to look for a missing airplane.  

While NASA admits it is not a lead agency in the search, it wants to support it, if possible.  

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has widened. 

Australian officials says the latest French satellite images reveal floating debris several hundred miles north of images previously captured by American and Chinese satellites. 

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the new lead is promising but the search in the southern Indian Ocean remains difficult. A total of ten planes are now looking for debris from the Boeing 777. 

Crews on Monday are sweeping an area of over 42-thousand square miles.

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