Expedition Shows New Images Of Titanic Wreckage

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In this Aug. 28, 2010 image released by Premier Exhibitions, Inc.-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the starboard side of the Titanic bow is shown. (AP Photo/Premier Exhibitions, Inc.-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

An expedition of the Titanic wreckage has captured new, crisper images of the downed ship, nearly 25 years to the day of its discovery.

According to the AP, Expedition Titanic has been using a pair of robots to take thousands of photos and hours of video of the wreck, which lies 2.5 miles below the ocean’s surface, using updated technology to give us our clearest look at the wreckage yet. Though officials from the expedition say they’ve been driven back to shore because of high seas and winds brought on by hurricane Danielle, the team’s scientists have been able to comb a 2-by-3-mile area surrounding the ship’s remains where hundreds of thousands of the ship’s artifacts are strewn. (See a few photos here.)

Discovered on September 1, 1985, the Titanic wreckage has been a constant source of fascination, spawning exhibits, documentaries and a blockbuster film about what remains of the ship that sank, killing more than 1,500 people, in 1912 after it struck an iceberg.