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Overlooked in the open-ocean search for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the army of analysts coordinating the operation from a dark command center in the Australian capital, Canberra. There, weather experts, search-and-rescue operators and aviation experts pore over every piece of data flowing in from the planes and ships sweeping the southern Indian Ocean.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority search and rescue officers coordinate the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from the rescue coordination center in Canberra.Australian Maritime Safety Authority