Staggering 3D scan of the Titanic shows the wreck down to the millimeter

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:31 in Earth & Climate

Two submersibles photographed the Titanic down to the millimeter. Atlantic/Magellan Months of painstaking work analyzing over 16 terabytes of imaging and 4K video data has resulted in the first full-sized 3D scan of the RMS Titanic’s stunning, sunken remains. Per the BBC, specialists working for the deep-sea mapping company Magellan Ltd. began remotely piloting two deep sea submersibles during the summer of 2022. The pair of subs, Romeo and Juliet, collected over 700,000 images over the 3-mile wreckage site during their more than 200 hours of diving time. The results are renderings in such detail that they showcase one of the cruise liner propeller’s serial numbers alongside passengers’ shoes and bottles of unopened champagne. [Related: How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust.] Over 1,500 people died after the cruise liner struck an...

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