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First Full-sized 3D Scan of the Wreck of the Titanic

Accepted submission by canopic jug at 2023-05-20 13:37:36 from the only-2.5-miles-from-land-at-the-time dept.
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Deep sea researchers have used two submersibles to make the first full, 3-dimensional scan of the wreck of the sunken passenger ship, The Titanic [voanews.com], including much of the 3-mile long debris field. This is a major step forward in evidence-based analysis of the wreck [nbcnews.com] from over a hundred years ago.

The new scan was “devoid of that,” he said, adding, “It is completely based on data and not human interpretation and that is why we are now seeing it in its larger context for the first time ever.”

Atlantic Productions said “one major area of deterioration” had already been observed in the officers' quarters. “This included the room of Captain Edward John Smith and discovered that the iconic captain’s bathtub has now disappeared from view,” it added.

“Now we’re getting objective, so we can get really serious with the science of understanding the wreck,” Stephenson said.

He added that he was “absolutely convinced,” that the photogrammetry model would now be used “not just for Titanic, but for all underwater exploration,” because it “ushers in a new phase of exploration and analysis.”

Much of the wreck lies in two main pieces, far apart from each other, at a depth of about 4,000 meters. Around 700k images where taken and stitched together to created the model.

Previously:
(2022) Researchers Discover Wreck of Ship that Tried to Warn the Titanic [soylentnews.org]
(2022) OceanGate Ramps Up the Research for its Second Deep-sea Expedition to the Titanic [soylentnews.org]
(2020) An Aurora that Lit Up the Sky Over the Titanic Might Explain Why It Sank [soylentnews.org]
(2020) US Court Grants Permission to Recover Marconi Telegraph from Titanic's Wreckage [Updated] [soylentnews.org]
(2018) Finding the Titanic with ROVs and Navy Funding [soylentnews.org]


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