Tuesday, October 3, 2023

New never-seen photos of Titanic have been released


Over 700,000 photographs were taken of the Titanic. The combination of these yielded a result in which the entire wreck could be viewed in three dimensions.

Never-before-seen photographs of the Titanic that sank in 1912 have been published, the BBC reports, based on a survey carried out last summer. The photographs show the entire wreckage in three dimensions.

The Titanic was a cruise ship that sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. More than 1500 people died in the accident. About 70 Finns also traveled on the ship, of whom only about a third survived.

The wreckage of the cruise ship was found in 1985. It is in two parts at a depth of about 3,800 metres. There is a distance of about 800 meters between bow and stern and there is a lot of debris around the ship.

The wreck has been much studied since its discovery, but due to its large size, cameras have only been able to record parts of it and the wreck has never been captured in a single image.

Based on the pictures, for example, the Titanic’s bow is still completely recognizable, but the stern is mostly a pile of steel.

Last summer, Magellan, a deep-sea mapping company, and Atlantic Productions, a documentary producer on the project, spent more than 200 hours mapping the wreck. In the project, more than 700,000 images were taken from every angle to compile the 3D images.

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