They scan the Titanic for the first time, revealing aspects never seen before


The researchers digitally mapped in full size the titanic rms110 years after the sinking of the famous ship during its maiden voyage.

An innovative underwater 3D capture project, led by the television production company Atlantic Productions and the Deep Sea Mapping Society Magellan Ltd.both based in the UK, is helping to “completely rewrite everything we know about the tragedy” of the ocean liner, which sank in 1912.

Using two specially adapted remote-controlled submersibles that spent countless hours 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) under the sea, a team of researchers spent six weeks in the summer of 2022 in the North Atlantic. map the entire wreckage and the nearly 3-mile (5-kilometer) debris field where the liner’s passengers’ personal effects, such as shoes and watches, were strewn.

High-precision images of the Titanic

They were collected approx. 715,000 images and 16 terabytes of data during shipment. With the images were made by photogrammetry (superimposed photos), photorealistic 3D models and high precision.

Previous images of the Titanic were often limited by low light levels, allowing only one area of ​​the wreckage to be seen at a time. But the new 3D model captures both the bow and stern sections, which came apart during the sinking, in clear detail, including propeller serial number.

Image of the Titanic’s bow at the bottom of the ocean. Credit: Atlantic Productions / Magallanes.

As he told NBC News stephenson parks, a Titanic expert, the milestone could shatter “a century of human interpretation” about what happened to the ship; since it could provide, from an objective point of view, useful information to understand how the liner sank.

In accordance with strict regulations in place, the wreck was not touched or disturbed, and “the entire site was treated with the utmost respect, which included a flower laying ceremony in memory of those who lost their lives,” the researchers said in a press release.

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Richard Parkinson, Founder and CEO of Magellanestimated that the resulting data, including the 715,000 images, is 10 times larger than any underwater 3D model that has been attempted before.

This converts the work into an absolutely unique digital copy, i.e. a “twin” of the Titanic down to the smallest detail.

Titanic digital scan. Credit: Atlantic Productions/Magellan/BBC.

The Titanic, the largest ship ever built at the time, sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York after striking an iceberg in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people are dead.

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He oceanographer Robert Ballard and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in association with the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea, discovered the famous wreck in September 1985. Since then, expeditions to the site have been numerous.

References: AP/BBC.

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