Satellite firm DigitalGlobe is putting its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to work in an effort to track down the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Volunteers are assigned a collection of satellite images to pore through and pin any possible clues or wreckage.

MH370 went missing late last week on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Officials have been stumped by the lack of evidence about what happened to the 777, which carried over 200 passengers.

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DigitalGlobe said it will update its imagery with new data as more information emerges and the search radius changes.

Tomnod has roughly 25,000 people signed up to help out on the platform. The influx of helpers with this latest initiative has crashed the site at times since it was announced yesterday.

DigitalGlobe analysts will check areas of interest that users identify during the campaign. The company will then inform authorities of any possible findings.


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