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The Biggest 3D Scan in History Reveals Unseen Details About the “Unsinkable” Titanic

On the fateful day of April 15, 1912, the ill-fated Titanic tragically collided with an iceberg, ultimately sinking into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. For more than a century, this iconic cruise liner has remained suspended in time, preserved at the bottom of the ocean. The enduring allure of the Titanic has captivated the collective imagination of the public, and since its discovery in 1985, it has become the subject of numerous documentaries and even a notable feature film released in 1997.

Presently, the focus has shifted to conducting the most extensive underwater three-dimensional scans in history, allowing unprecedented access to images of the Titanic for the public to explore and appreciate.

Located approximately 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada, and submerged at a profound depth of 12,500 feet, the Titanic remains an enduring presence. Previous footage of the wreckage has predominantly concentrated on specific sections of the ship, limited by the capabilities of the cameras employed at the time.

However, Magellan Ltd, a pioneering deep-sea mapping company, has harnessed cutting-edge technology to construct a comprehensive three-dimensional representation, often referred to as a “digital twin,” of the Titanic. This advanced approach allows for a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the iconic vessel and its current state.

During the summer of 2022, an extraordinary endeavor took place as a dedicated team utilized two remote-controlled submersibles named Romeo and Juliet to meticulously investigate the Titanic.

This in-depth exploration spanned an impressive 200 hours, during which over 700,000 meticulously captured images were amassed, leaving no angle or millimeter of the ship unobserved. The magnitude of the achievement by the Magellan team is truly remarkable, as Richard Parkinson, the founder of the company, aptly described it as nothing short of “astonishing.”


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The Biggest 3D Scan in History Reveals Unseen Details About the “Unsinkable” Titanic