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>> This underwater mapping could hold the clue to finding missing flight MH370. Australia's main scientific agency has said it believes the plane crashed into the sea northeast of the main search area. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization says its new findings offer unprecedented precision and certainty. Their assertion is based on satellite images taken two weeks after the plane disappeared in 2014.
Scientists believe of 70 pieces of debris found, a dozen are probably man-made. 239 people were on board the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight. The Australian government has rejected the new claims, saying they're not specific enough. Australia, Malaysia and China called off a fruitless, two-year search in January. That drew protests from bereaved family members still hoping for answers.
The scientific agency has previously raised doubts about the 120,000 square kilometer search area of the Indian Ocean. Australia hasn't ruled out resuming the painstaking hunt. But officials say they first need to be convinced about the airliner's whereabouts.