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Unseen Titanic: New images of wreck debuted

New images of the wreck of the RMS Titanic reveal for the first time the full stretch of the “unsinkable” boat” — sprawled silently 12,500 feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean.

The set of new photographs, released in the April 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck, reveal the full expanse of the ship, rather than the dim images of bits of the hull or pieces of wreckage seen to date.

The meticulously stitched-together mosaic took experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution months to construct, the magazine said.

“Now we know where everything is,” Bill Lange, head of the institution’s Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory, told National Geographic. “After a hundred years, the lights are finally on.”

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