On this day in 1985, the wreck of the legendary passenger liner RMS Titanic, located about 370 miles (600 km) south-southeast of the coast of Newfoundland, lying at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3,800m) is discovered.
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National Geographic Channel “Return to Titanic” Images are high definition video images from National Geographic Channel’s program “Return to Titanic” (c) Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island The starboard railing near the bow of the Titanic is photographed in HD on 6/1 by the ROV Hercules during an expedition returning to the shipwreck of the Titanic, and lead by the man who discovered the wreck, Dr. Robert Ballard. They are aboard the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown.
A view of the steering motor on the bridge of the Titanic. Image copyright Emory Kristof/National Geographic.
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3. Mention that the images are from “the April 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine.” COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Two of Titanic’s engines lie exposed in a gaping cross section of the stern. Draped in “rusticles”—orange stalactites created by iron-eating bacteria—these massive structures, four stories tall, once powered the largest moving man-made object on Earth.