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rosalan

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More than 20 years ago, I saw pictures taken from satellites that you could almost read a vehicles number plate on, Now there are pieces of floating material that are tens of metres long but they cannot tell what they are.
Is everyone telling the truth about what they can see, or are the various countries trying to hide the level of sophistication their satellite cameras have reached?
When trying to discover various mineral deposits around the world, there are methods for locating these minerals, yet now they cannot identify plastics and metals from water.... what is going on?

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I suspect that most of the bits that are being seen from space are shipping containers that have been lost in bad weather. clearly some of them are rectangular and lying awash, probably due to the buoyancy of the contents..

I still haven't figured out how the aircraft could have ended up where they are looking, given that it should have been going in the other direction. Even with catastrophic electrical problems, there is still a magnetic compass, and altimeters and artificial horizon that work independently of electricity.

I find it extraordinary that in this day and age with AIS and squawk codes that this aircraft can have just disappeared.

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You just need to tell them EXACTLY which bit of 228,000 square miles of ocean to zoom into closely enough to see those small bits of floating debris amongst all the waves, from 600 miles up, and they'll spot it for you in no time.
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Just noticed on the BBC - I got the scale of the search wrong. It isn't 228,000 square miles. That is just one of the zones that they've split the search up into.

The total area they are needing to try to scour, in sufficient focussed detail to spot pieces of debris of 2 metres size amongst big waves, from 600 miles away, is actually THREE MILLION SQUARE MILES.

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