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There are more than 40 ships searching for any sign of the missing Malaysia Air plane. So far there are no signs of the wreckage or any indications the plane crashed. Now you can help with the investigation from home. 

A Colorado-based company, DigitalGlobe, is providing satellite images of the ocean in the areas between Vietnam and Malaysia and posting them online.

The idea is to provide thousands of satellite images free of charge and have the public volunteer to review them.

The company is hoping this idea of "crowd sourcing" helps investigators located information or debris from the missing Malaysia Air flight 370.

You can simply log on to www.tomnod.com to get started. A project pops up labeled Malaysia Air and asks users to start tagging. You can review satellite images and then if you see something suspicious or something resembling debris you "tag" the spot.

DigitalGlobe then tracks the tags and any area that is tagged multiple times, is then passed on to investigators.

ABC News reports the Colorado company used this same technique last November after Typhoon Haiyan. Volunteer "taggers" helped identify more than 130,00 damaged homes and buildings.

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