Titanic: 3D high-definition pictures captured for posterity

Titanic: 3D high-definition pictures captured for posterity

It seems that almost 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, the notorious cruise liner that hit an iceberg and sank killing 1,500 people in 1912, there is a danger that soon the site of the notorious shipwreck will be gone forever. The structure is slowly disintegrating and so a project is underway by scientists and archaeologists to capture the images of Titanic for posterity with high quality 3D photography.

The site of the iconic liner’s wreckage was finally discovered after many years of searching at the bottom of the ocean in 1985, 2.5 miles below the surface but the race is on to retain as much information before the ship finally disappears forever. RMS Titanic is a US group and has the exploration rights and a remote operated device with a camera has taken the first images, according to Tom Bonnett over on Sky News.

A high-tech map will be made to digitally preserve the historic site. The mission, set to last 20 days in Newfoundland, Canada will capture imagery using sonar and high-resolution video, and throughout the mission the RMS Titanic group will use Facebook to show real-time video and photographs.

Scientists also hope the project may explain more about why the Titanic sank. For more on this go to sky.com. It’s a sad thought that one day soon there will be nothing left to show the final resting place of the great liner and those people who died. What are your thoughts about this project? We’d like to hear from you so please do send in your comments.

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