Sunday, October 4, 2015   

(Flight MH370) Unexplored, unmapped seafloor hides blackbox
(03-26 08:59)

There is a race against the clock to find the black boxes of the Boeing 777, whose battery-powered “pinger'' could stop sending signals within two weeks. The batteries are designed to last at least a month.
David Ferreira, an oceanographer at the University of Reading in Britain, said little is known about the detailed topography of the seabed where the plane is believed to have crashed.
“We know much more about the surface of the moon than we do about the ocean floor in that part of the Indian Ocean,'' Ferreira said.
Searching for a needle in a haystack would be simple by comparison, he said.
“This haystack is in the dark, two or three miles underwater, hundreds of miles from land, and in a field no one has even seen before, let alone mapped,'' Ferreira added.
The satellite information does not provide an exact location _ only a rough estimate of where the Malaysian state-owned plane is believed have “ended’’ its flight.—AP
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