LONGMONT, Colo. - A Colorado company provided the satellite images the Australia government used to find possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
"We have been informed by an Australian government official that it was our imagery Prime Minister Abbott referred to in his recent comments," officials with DigitalGlobe said in a statement sent to 7NEWS.
"We will continue to cooperate w/authorities to provide any and all info at our disposal to assist the search," DigitalGlobe said on Twitter.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released satellite images of two large objects in a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday.
One object was almost 80 feet in length and the other was 15 feet.
However, until officials reach the site, they don't know if the debris is plane wreckage, shipping containers or something else.
"Efforts are now being made to go to that location," said Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia's Minister of Defense and Acting Minister of Transport.
A Royal Australia Air Force crew dropped buoys at the site to transmit location data, but Australian officials said their search was limited Thursday because of low visibility caused by rain and low clouds.
The search area is about 1,550 miles southwest of Perth. A statement said the search covered an area of 8,800 square miles on Thursday before it was called off for the day.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 when it lost contact with air traffic controllers. 239 people were on board.