See never-before-seen view of Titanic wreckage reconstructed from 700,000 images

A team of scientists have used deep sea mapping to create "an exact 'Digital Twin' of the Titanic wreck for the first time," according to a press release from deep sea investigators Magellan and filmmakers Atlantic Productions. Historians believe that it may provide some answers to the mysterious 1912 sinking of the luxury passenger liner that killed more than 1,500 people. #CNN #News


  1. So much talk about this “amazing development” and in four minutes of coverage, we’re shown one single, repeating clockwise pan around the bow and that’s it? Yes, I’m EXTREMELY impressed.

    1. What do you expect…alternate reality?? Or maybe to see what gender it is???? That 3d image from 12k feet is an unimaginable feat of scientific progress like none other. For more learned people, its a feat, a video pan that tells ten thousand stories. For the unlearned …. or ignorant, I guess they are EXTREMELY UNIMPRESSED when we remove the intended sarcasm.

    2. @Ricky Hunter Lol ignorant, huh? Any of the hauntingly sad but beautiful high resolution images and actual video of all areas of the wreck and debris field are far more impressive and somber reminders of the tragedy than this. You can make a 3D virtual version of literally anything. If you prefer sans-sarcasm, here: If that clip is the entirety of this project, it wasn’t much of a project. Better?

    3. @Le Skid As I said …. IGNO-RANT! Rant being the ultimate expression! Photos can never portray the clarity and in depth realism of 3D! Worse!!

  2. Even as a wreck, Titanic still emits an aura of magnificence and elegance.

    Also, I wish Olympic had been turned into a museum ship instead of scrapping. This would have ensured the survival of one of the legendary “three sisters” for future generations.

    1. The real question is, would it even be worth preserving the Olympic especially during a time such as the Great Depression? Sure, she became a major favorite among the public, especially during the 20’s. But one cannot deny that even maintaining such a liner in the 30’s would be difficult, to say the least. The worldwide economy was in the trash. Average everyday working class people were out of work. Yet here is an aging liner who nobody is able to maintain or purchase for that matter, with a potential of providing work for hundreds if she were to be scrapped. By scrapping her in Jarrow, at least she was able to offer months of work for those who desperately were in need of earning a wage. Although yes I do agree it is sad to see the entirety of the Olympic Class gone, whether that be the Titanic, Britannic, or in this case the Olympic. Point being, there is certainly a duality to this trio of liners. Yes, they were a true product of their time. Yet it is also worth mentioning that no matter how ‘state of the art’ we as humans may consider something to be, that thing can also disappear in a matter of an hour (Britannic) hours in the case of Titanic, or after a colorful and sizable career in the case of the Olympic. It is great to see that this grand trio and that their legacy live on into the present day.

    2. ​@_Matszy_ USS Texas was built at almost the exact same time as Olympic, and she’s currently undergoing repairs and renovation in drydock in Galveston after having participated in both World Wars. USS Constitution was built in 1797 and she’s still in active service. HMS Victory has been around since 1765 and she’s still with us.
      If there’s enough interest and willingness to finance a thing, it can be done.

  3. I don’t know how they’ll figure much more out about what happened. The damage is to the starboard side, below water line, and all of that is buried in the bottom. It’s very clear in the images how the ocean bottom is pushed along the starboard side and that pile of ocean bottom extends for quite a ways back from the bow. That would have to be removed to see the actual damage. Of course, that would probably cause the collapse.
    Let it be. It was a tragedy that I hope taught us enough not to ever have a similar accident.

    1. Great insights and explanation, and I agree with you. Not sure what much else can be gleaned from these images that we don’t already know. Also, like you said, it has been over 100 years. It was a tragedy, but I also think it’s time we let this rest. The money for these expeditions/projects can be better utilized for reef restoration, cleaning up the ocean etc. There’s not much benefit that can be had from finding out what happened to the Titanic.

    2. I don’t think they’ll learn anything new… but it’ll be good to have when the ship becomes a red ‘puddle’ of iron ore on the ocean floor.

  4. We took our girlfriends to see TITANIC in high school, the night before we went on a cruise. YEP, can’t make that up! We paid VERY close attention to the emergency drills. 👀

  5. If you want your mind blown, see “Scan of Titanic Reveals Wreck as Never Seen Before” as they raise it and superimpose it inside of a large gymnasium. It is literally mind blowing!!

    1. It does. The movie had an enormous impact on tons and tons of people, especially because of very evocative scenes that occurred on and around the bow. Everyone on the planet knows the “I’m the king of the world” scene.

    2. @clever username it’s interesting to hear someone’s experience watching a historic movie described as historic also. That’s all I’m saying.

  6. What about the Stern! Where’s a picture of the back section that broke off as the ship was sinking?

  7. Wouldn’t bottles of champagne burst under the extreme pressures at that depth? I know submersibles that can go that deep need very thick and specific windows to cope with those types of pressures

    1. not trying to be a smartass but I guess not because they said there are unopened bottles on champagne down there

  8. amazing everyone still falls for the hype of the great titanic after finding out that jack store was fabricated it made me lose all respect i had when i watched it the first and only time ever again

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