Stunning images of the Titanic wreckage are released nearly 100 years to the date since the ship slipped beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, in the April edition of National Geographic magazine.
New modern technologies have made possible the disclosure of never-seen-before photos of the of the famous wreck, which has taken with it 1,500 souls.
Intimate, the ruins are a puzzlement of corroded steel hidden in the darkness of the Arctic Ocean. Covered in fungi and weird colourless life forms, the ghostly wreck has been discovered by robotic vehicles used by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution during August and September 2010.
They snapped hundreds of images per second, collecting what researchers called “ribbons” of data, which where then “digitally stitched together to assemble a massive high-definition picture,” according to National Geographic.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) archaeologist James Delgado told National Geographic that the expedition, which cost several million dollars, is “a game-changer.”
He added: “In the past, trying to understand Titanic was like trying to understand Manhattan at midnight in a rainstorm—with a flashlight.
“Now we have a site that can be understood and measured, with definite things to tell us. In years to come this historic map may give voice to those people who were silenced, seemingly forever, when the cold water closed over them.”
Fascination along side the pain for lost destinies make this metal graveyard an endless story, the mother of all shipwrecks that will never be forgotten.