- Posted April 5, 2014 by
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
It is a most unusual item, having a distinct unnatural black edge that is not shadow. It is unlikely to be painted onto the white object, as it is not even close to linear.
A complicating factor is that the image, when enlarged, shows pixellation effects of a uniform rectangular pattern. It is possible this is resulting from the white object's being attached to -- or else being buoyed up by -- something underneath it, and partially submerged.
Without a higher resolution image, it is also possible that this satellite image was in fact already enhanced before being released to the Tomnob web site. The black area would not be inked in by pen, as the pixels of the digital image are a very natural dark color. This implies they were/are a part of the actual satellite image, which can be seen and verified on the Tomnob web site.
It is also possible it is some other type of debris, but this is speculative. Though it seems too large to simply be trash. After having looked at over 50,000 satellite images, I am nearly certain it is indeed artificial and differs from most other items I believe to be items other than aircraft debris.
Note: Given its very recent imaging date, it might be worthy of passing on to search officials for faster review than the crowd-sourcing effort can obtain through usual channels.