Maps a bonus of MH370 search

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

THE painstak­ing search for the van­ished Malaysia Air­lines flight 370 has pro­duced a trove of in­cred­i­bly de­tailed maps of vast ex­panses of deep ocean. Sci­en­tists and am­a­teur en­thu­si­asts have been gifted un­prece­dented map­ping of the south­ern In­dian Ocean, which was the site of one of the largest marine searches ever con­ducted. The Boe­ing 777 dis­ap­peared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Bei­jing on March 8, 2014 with 239 peo­ple on board and its where­abouts is one of the great­est avi­a­tion mys­ter­ies.

The search data has re­vealed in never- be­fore- seen de­tail un­der­wa­ter vol­ca­noes, enor­mous ridges and deep fault val­leys across 710,000sq km of re­mote ocean.

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