(NBC News) In the southern Indian Ocean, the search continues today for two objects that could be wreckage from Malaysian Flight 370.
It’s been missing for 13 days now, and officials say those satellite images are their best clue to finding out what happened.
The rain is moving out of that area today but forecasters say there are still lots of low clouds which could again hamper the search.
Five planes take off today from this air force base in Perth, Australia including the Navy’s P-8 Poseidon. “We are mindful that there are more than 200 families out there that are grieving and they want answers,” said Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary
The Navy’s advanced radar can detect small objects like the two picked up by Australian satellite. “It could just be a container that’s fallen off a ship. We just don’t know,” said Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott,
If they are from the Malaysian jet, experts say that debris could explain what happened. “It could give us clues as to the type of impact, was it a high speed impact or just the aircraft breaking up as it was trying to be put down possible intentionally in the water,” said Former NTSB Investigator, Greg Feith.
The small green rectangle – that’s today’s search area.
It’s a three hour flight from the west coast of Australia which leaves planes only two hours to search. “It’s about the most inaccessible spot that you could imagine on the face of the Earth, but if there’s anything down there, we will find it,” said Australia’s Prime Minister.
Two ships are also in the area: “They continue to do so during the night-time, but with reduced speed, using all available lights on board,” said Olav Sollie, Hoegh Autoliners.
The area being searched is right at the edge of the range where experts think flight 370 could have gone.