New expedition to capture the ever-deteriorating state of the wreckage of the Titanic

August 30, 2010

Shipwrecks — especially ones which are located and explored — hold a special fascination over people, and none more so than the Titanic. The ship has been photographed (and plundered) over several exhibitions since its re-discovery by side-scan sonar in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in 1988, about 76 years after sinking. A new exhibition to the site is seeking to discover the extent of its recently advancing state of decay. Using a combination of sonar and acoustic mapping and high resolution photography conducted by submersibles, the 20-day Expedition Titanic hopes to conduct the most exhaustive archeological study of the state of the wreckage to date, culminating in a 3D replica of the two by three mile debris field. As you see from the rough sonar image above, it’s quite a beast down there on the ocean floor, and if you hit up the source, you can see the work in progress.

This post has been written by Laura June on Aug 30th 2010 7:09PM couresy of engadget.com.

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