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Titanic Debris Field Will Be Mapped [VIDEO]

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Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the most famous shipwreck in history and the tragic loss of 1,500 lives when the ship went down in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Over the decades, there have been a number of expeditions that studied the final resting place of the infamous ship. Those expeditions have resulted in the recovery of some artifacts, including a chunk of the ship’s hull and various other small parts and items recovered from the wreck debris field. However, a comprehensive map of the entire 3 miles by 5 miles debris field was never compiled — until now.

The expedition was headed up by the legal custodians of the wreck, RMS Titanic Inc. The expedition was also joined by a crew from the History Channel who documented the expedition. The results of the expedition are what the team members believe to be the most comprehensive maps of the entire crash site ever produced.

The team deployed two independently self-controlled robots that moved along the ocean bottom day and night surveying the site with side-scan sonar. These automated vehicles moved at slightly more than 3 mph in a grid pattern for optimal coverage.

The full findings of the expedition will be revealed in a two-hour History Channel documentary set to air on April 15th, 100 years to the day since the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.

Just how big was the Titanic? Check out these videos from YouTube~

Here’s a movie trailer from the upcoming 3D re-release of the movie in theaters in April-

source:history channel

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