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Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage 293

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from the maybe-this-time dept.
First time accepted submitter NapalmV (1934294) writes "Using technology designed to find nuclear warheads and submarines, an Adelaide-based exploration company believes it may have located the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. 'The company, GeoResonance, says its research has identified elements on the ocean floor consistent with material from a plane. Six weeks have now passed since the plane disappeared and extensive searches in the Indian Ocean have failed to locate any wreckage.'"
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Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:06PM (#46860631)

    I'm Indian and I don't give a shit.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:09PM (#46860663)

    In the Bay of Bengal? One of the most polluted areas of ocean imaginable? The area where ships and planes are scrapped? My money is on a false positive.

  • by OneAhead (1495535) on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:23PM (#46860825)
    The pings are relatively hard evidence because nothing else could have made them (except, for the conspiracy theorists among us, a submarine deliberately spoofing the signal emitted by black boxes). Also, they are consistent with the satellite data. Finding chemical elements that are used in the construction of airplanes off the coast of Bangladesh, which is very polluted and in a general area where ships are being scrapped on the beaches? Neither hard evidence nor consistent. Free advertisement for GeoResonance, that's all what this is.
  • by PPH (736903) on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:24PM (#46860839)

    Yes. The next step I'd take is to dip a 37 kHz pinger down to the bottom at a number of locations, measure the received audio signature and build an acoustic model of the area. Then run the actual pinger data back through the model and generate a probability map of where it might be located.

    Only problem with this approach: thermoclines change. And we don't have good models for how they do.

  • Re:Tech used? (Score:5, Informative)

    by fremsley471 (792813) on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:25PM (#46860849)

    They are using a vary basic form of technology called bullshit. 100%, unrefined. It's impossible to do what they say from 'satellite images'. If they had a large fleet of low-flying aircraft with extraordinarily sensitive magnetometers, it may just be possible. From orbit? Complete and utter bollocks.

  • by T.E.D. (34228) on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:32PM (#46860943)

    I am just amazed at the total lack of wreckage. I mean, none has been found. With the technology we have

    To horrendously misquote Douglas Adams:

    The ocean is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to the ocean.

  • Re:Reality? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:40PM (#46861013)

    In fact, I went and looked on their references, the closest to this task seems to be their claim of finding the sunken hospital ship Armenia in the Black Sea in 2005. A quick Googling on it turns out a 2013 interview of archeologists STILL seeking the ship Armenia []. So I think we can safely call this hoax debunked.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @01:46PM (#46861077)

    There is not a good left-leaning news channel out there. The American stations are all still too capitalist. BBC rocks

    I love this. I know the way it's written doesn't necessarily imply that the author believes the BBC is left-leaning, but it does come across that way. From your side of the pond I guess it probably is left-leaning by comparison to the range of news media you have available; the BBC charter, however, requires it to be politically independent, and it is monitored by OFWATCH to ensure neutrality.

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