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MH370 Search: Australia Satellite Photos Show Two Objects

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Object 1 that is possibly associated with the missing flight MH370 search in the Indian Ocean off of Australia.Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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Australian authorities Thursday afternoon released two satellite images of two objects in the Indian Ocean that could be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

The images released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) show possible plane parts about 1,400 miles off the coast of Perth.

The objects are "relatively indistinct," said John Young, the emergency response general manager for AMSA, but the larger of the two appears to be about 24 meters across, he said — about 75 feet.

Young and Prime Minister Tony Abbott said more analysis was needed before it could be determined whether the objects were, indeed, from Flight 370, but Young called the discovery "the best lead we have right now."

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 Object 2 that is possibly associated with the missing flight MH370 search in the Indian Ocean off of Australia. Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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