The wreck of the Titanic as never seen before after sonar images reveal details of the doomed liner
For almost three-quarters of a century its location at the bottom of the ocean was a maritime mystery.
Even when explorers found the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, they struggled to understand exactly what happened on that terrible night she sank.
Now researchers have come up with the clearest picture yet of the huge debris field at the bottom of the North Atlantic.
It is well known that the two halves settled almost half a mile apart.
But previous maps of the floor around the main wreckage were incomplete.
Titanic historian Parks Stephenson said that studying the site with old maps was 'like trying to navigate a dark room with a weak flashlight'.
"But with the sonar map, it's like suddenly the entire room lit up and you can go from room to room with a magnifying glass and document it," he said.
"Nothing like this has ever been done for the Titanic site."
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