Finding the Lost Mission

A fresh look at a 75 year old photo taken on the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro has led investigators to believe they may have found Amelia Earhart’s crash site.  Analysis of the enhanced photograph led US State Department experts to conclude that an object protruding from the reef is the landing gear of a Lockheed Electra, the plane Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were flying when they vanished mysteriously in 1937.

In reading this I couldn’t help notice the parallels to Amber Jacobsen’s search for lost explorers.  What is particularly eerie, should this hold up, is the clue that led to the discovery.  Amber finds a footpad from an Ares lander before, well…if you haven’t read In the Shadow of Ares yet, I won’t spoil it.