The Picture The Search Relies On
July 2, 2012 -
The search for Amelia Earhart's plane relies on this picture, taken three months after the disappearance of the glamorous aviator on July 2, 1937 (75 years ago today), during a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.
The picture shows the western end of Nikumaroro (formely Gardner Island), an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, and the wreck of the British freighter SS Norwich City that went aground there in 1929.
But on the left side of the frame there is something else: an apparent man-made protruding object that is hard to explain in that spot.
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