A new 8K resolution video of the Titanic wreckage has been released.
The 8K quality footage – released on Tuesday (August 30) – of the sunken vessel is the first of its kind since it sank 110 years ago in 1912.
OceanGate Expeditions, an exploration company with provides citizens with expeditions to the Titanic and other deep-sea sites around the world, released the clip of the Titanic where footage showed the hull of the ocean liner.
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The company said the footage shows some brand-new features and “extraordinary” detail.
In 1912, RMS Titanic set sail across the Atlantic Ocean but tragically hit an iceberg and sank, resulting in the deaths of more 1,500 passengers.
Titanic expert and diver Roy Golden said the footage was able to provide him with details that he had previously not seen on the ship.
He said: “For example, I had never seen the name of the anchor maker, Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd., on the port-side anchor.
“I’ve been studying the wreck for decades and have completed multiple dives, and I can’t recall seeing any other image showing this level of detail.”
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The video was posted on YouTube with viewers able to see the “renowned bow, the port-side anchor, hull number one, an enormous anchor chain, the number one cargo hold, and solid bronze capstans.”
“With the help of scientists, the video will also support identification of species that are observed on and around the Titanic, and archaeologists will be able to document elements of the wreck and debris field in greater detail,” said the company.
Golden praised the new technology available that was capable of spotting new pieces of details.
He said: “It is exciting that, after so many years, we may have discovered a new detail that wasn’t as obvious with previous generations of camera technologies."
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