For This Deep-Sea Archaeologist, Finding the Titanic at the Bottom of the Sea was Just the Start

For 73 years, RMS Titanic lay like a silt-coated tomb, 2 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, where it sank after a violent run-in with an iceberg. In 1985, Bob Ballard, a Naval officer-turned-ocean archaeologist, dragged a deep-sea robot over the site and, using powerful sonar and a video feed, found it. It was the first time anyone had viewed the ship since it went down with hundreds of people on board in 1912.

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