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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

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The Titanic's digital twin.

Creating the model, which shows the ship lying on the ocean floor and the area around it, took about eight months, according to Atlantic Productions CEO and creative director Anthony Geffen.

Credit: Atlantic Production/Magellan

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic.

A six-week expedition undertaken last summer to map the sunken ship more than two miles under the surface of the North Atlantic produced more than 16 terabytes of data, 715,000 still images, and high-resolution video.

Two submersibles mapped the entirety of the wreck and its three-mile debris field.

Atlantic Productions' Anthony Geffen said it took roughly eight months to generate the model, which reveals previously unknown details of the wreck.

From The New York Times
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