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Full Titanic site mapped for 1st time

2012-03-08 21:49

South Portland - An expedition team using sonar imaging and robots has created what's believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire Titanic wreck site.

The map shows where hundreds of objects and pieces of the ship landed, and provides new evidence on what happened when the supposedly unsinkable ship violently ripped apart on its maiden voyage 100 years ago.

Details are not being released yet. But researchers tell The Associated Press that the map suggests, for instance, that the stern rotated like a helicopter blade as the ship sank instead of plunging straight down.

The mapping took place during a 2010 scientific expedition to the wreck site. The History channel is airing a documentary on the expedition and the map on April 15.

That's the anniversary of the sinking.

Comments
  • jeremy002 - 2012-03-09 05:19

    What is the difference between South Africa and the Titannic? When the Titannic went down, at least the lights were still on.....

      Daniel Oosthuizen - 2012-03-09 05:53

      Titanic*

      Tgif - 2012-03-09 06:29

      The Titanic was just a small disaster ,sinking of a ship at sea, South Africa is a massive disaster sinking of a whole Country by a bunch of Inept,corrupt,fat necked,racist, Armani dressed idiots . The lights will be off and no one will be playing the violin.

      zaatheist - 2012-03-09 08:18

      @Tgif oooh! I love the invective.

  • IvanFaught - 2012-03-22 18:27

    @Tgif. When are people going to realise the new president and the government have to govern 49 million people with the same amount of money than the old government which only governed 4 million people. (Inflation taken into consideration). And you are one of the advantaged 4 million that have to wait for the other 49 million people to first get basic living conditions while you worry about where your next holiday is going to be. Open your eyes and see that 50% of this countries people still lives under the poverty line. Then be thankfull that you had and have the advantages and opportunities you do. Every government in the world has fat necked, inept, corrupt, racist and Armani dressed politicians. So what's new? Are YOU involved to make things easier. No I think you choose the easier way out of sitting on the sideline yelling comments to everybody who are doing something. Are you playing the violin, to keep the lights on?

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