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Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean

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Photo - In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Flight Engineer Ron Day, right, on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of the missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have." (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)
In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Flight Engineer Ron Day, right, on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of the missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have." (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)
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BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials said Thursday.

Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said the images showed "300 objects of various sizes" in the southern Indian Ocean about 2,700 kilometers (1,675 miles) southwest of Perth, Australia.

Some of the objects were estimated at up to 16 meters (52 feet) long, he said.

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 200 kilometers (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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