Robert Ballard discovered the remains of the R.M.S. Titanic, which sunk 100 years ago this month, and he has since returned to capture more and better quality video of the remains of the ship.
In June 2004, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Office of Ocean Exploration — enlisted the marine explorer to help study the R.M.S. Titanic’s undersea deterioration. This video is a breathtaking tour of the disaster site on the North Atlantic ocean floor.
At 12,600 feet below the surface, the R.M.S. Titanic lies so deep that remote vehicles (Hercules and Argus) were necessary to gain access to it and to capture this video.
Here’s a Google Map of where the R.M.S. Titanic rests.
Source: Google Map capture
aNewDomain.net’s Joy Ma contributed to this story.