Treasure trove of underwater data gathered in the search for MH370

Quartz media reports that the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 failed to solve one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time. But it did reveal the wonders of the deep. Australia released a vast trove of underwater data gathered during the search for the missing Boeing 777 airliner, which disappeared in March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. To find the plane, search teams armed with high-tech equipment and relatively large budgets painstakingly surveyed about 120,000 sq km (46,000 sq miles) of seafloor, turning an otherwise remote part of the Indian Ocean into one of the world’s most thoroughly mapped regions of deep ocean.

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