Ship The Titanic hit an iceberg on its first voyage and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912; An accident that led to the death of more than 1,500 passengers and crew. Now, combining hundreds of thousands of photos, researchers have created a new digital scan of the famous ship that offers a fascinating look at it.

According to the BBC, deep-sea mapping company Magellan Limited conducted fieldwork on the Titanic in the summer of 2022 alongside Atlantic Productions, a documentary company. The researchers of these two organizations, using floats, took more than 700,000 photos of the 4.8 km wide Titanic sinking site at a depth of 3,800 meters below the surface of the ocean for 6 weeks. In the next step, these images were combined and a 3D digital replica of the sunken ship was made.

Gerhard Seifert “We used two advanced submarines, Romeo and Juliet, which were used simultaneously to provide a third-person view,” says the 3D imaging specialist. What we have created is a highly detailed photorealistic 3D model of the Titanic. Previously, videos only allowed you to view a small area of ​​the ship at a time. “Now you can zoom in on this new 3D model and watch it in its entirety.”

When researchers finished scanning the ship, they had 16 terabytes of data and 4K video of the wreck. Processing and rendering of this information took several months to finally create a 3D model. Gizchina He writes that this model depicts the entire ship, but also shows smaller details such as boilers, unopened drink bottles and even the serial number of the ship’s engine propellers. This new model could help historians and engineers learn more about the circumstances that led to the sinking of the Titanic.

Titanic expert Parks Stephenson said in a press release: “We have real data that engineers can examine to get closer to the true story of the Titanic disaster.”

A new digital model of the Titanic shows how modern science can help us study shipwrecks.

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