Special clues can help decode the mystery of the whereabouts of flight MH370
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Special clues can help decode the mystery of the whereabouts of flight MH370

(Dan Tri) – Scientists have a new approach that can help decipher the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 more than 9 years ago.

A piece of debris believed to be from MH370 was found in 2015 (Photo: Reuters).

Bloomberg reported that barnacles clinging to the debris of MH370 found in the Indian Ocean could be the key to discovering what happened to MH370, the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared in 2014.

A barnacle is a type of creature that lives in salt water, capable of clinging to the surface of anything in the sea and living parasitically on it.

According to a study published in AGU Advances, thanks to the analysis of barnacles attached to the debris of MH370 that drifted to Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean, scientists believe that MH370 may have drifted.

Special clues can help decode the mystery of the whereabouts of flight MH370

Scientists believe that by studying how barnacle shells cling to MH370 debris, important evidence about the mysterious disappearance can be discovered (Illustration: Straits Times).

Flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 8, 2014 with the expected destination being Beijing.

The four-year search for the flight included the use of submersibles, sonar imaging and state-of-the-art equipment.

By studying how barnacles form their shells on MH370 debris, researchers were able to calculate the surface temperature of the seas where they live.

Dr Gregory Herbert, a researcher, said: `The wing was covered in barnacles and as soon as I saw that I immediately started emailing the investigation because I knew the chemistry.

He said his team has not been able to reach the largest and longest-lasting barnacles on MH370 debris.

`However, with the above research, we have demonstrated that this method can be applied to barnacles attached to debris immediately after the accident to reconstruct the path they drifted on so that they can

The government-led search for the plane ended in 2017. In 2018, a second search was conducted by Ocean Infinity, a private company, but was discontinued the same year after no search was found.

In 2022, Ocean Infinity said it aimed to begin a new search in 2023 or 2024, if approved by the Malaysian government.

Over the past 9 years, there have been many theories about the cause of the disappearance, as well as questions about where MH370 fell, but up to now, no information has been accurately verified.

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