New images from the Titantic wreckage have been revealed by explorers.
Video taken by high-powered, specially adapted cameras captured the ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
Explorer Victor Vescovo is leading a mission to the bottom of the five oceans. Vescovo pilots a special submarine vehicle that took more than 3 years to build.
“First impressions: It’s big. It’s a big wreck. I wasn’t fully ready for just how large it was. And when it came up on sonar, it really stood out,” Vescovo said.”
The Mission captured the first images of the sunken British passenger liner in 14 years.
“It was just extraordinary just to see it all. And the most amazing moment came when I was going along the side of the Titanic and the bright lights of the submersible, the first time when they reflected off of a portal and came right back. It was like the ship was winking at me. It was really amazing.”
Vescovo said the team made a total of five dives tot he wreck over 8 days in early August.
Information retrieved from underwater testing will be used to make 3D models for use on augmented reality and VR platforms.
The images may also help scientists predict how quickly the wreck will continue to deteriorate.