One of the most fascinating events in the history of humanity is the sinking of the Titanic ship. Scientists, historians as well as commoners have been fascinated by the incident. Efforts to learn more about the tragic yet alluring incident are being taken even after so many years. In a major development recently, a 3D scan of the entire wreckage was reconstructed. The mind-blowingly detailed scan shows the Titanic wreck as it has never been witnessed before.
3D Scan Of Titanic Wreck Created
This first-ever full-sized 3D scan of what’s left of the once-great Titanic was revealed yesterday. In an article by the BBC, it was revealed what these photographs looked like. The scans were created by a deep-sea mapping company called Magellan along with Atlantic Productions.
The two are jointly creating a documentary on the wreckage of the ship. Since the ship went under, many have attempted to capture the wreckage and study it, however, they haven’t been able to do so. This is because of the simple fact that it is marooned more than 4,000 metres or 13,100 feet deep in the ocean.
Submersibles have attempted to capture the wreck but they haven’t been able to capture detailed photographs. This is the first time that such detailed and clear scans have been made. There were certain challenges that the team faced.
Will Reveal Important Information About The Fateful Incident
Speaking to the BBC, Gerhard Seiffert from Magellan said that one of the major challenges that they faced was mapping each and every inch of the wreck. However, this was challenging as the wreck is surrounded by debris.
The captured scans of the wreckage were constructed over 200 hours and with the help of 700,000 photographs of the wreckage that the submersibles managed to capture. Since not much is known about how and why exactly did the Titanic sink, the photographs will be helpful in studying the cause.
Another concern that the experts had was that the shipwreck is quickly disintegrating as the microbes eat away at the ship. These scans have managed to more or less immortalise the wreckage so that it can be conveniently studied.
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