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As a tugboat guided the Titanic out of Southampton, photographers recorded the moment from a nearby ship. Five days later this symbol of the gilded age lay at the bottom of the North Atlantic. “It’s one of those stories that will always be told,” says explorer Robert Ballard.

Robert Ballard, Ocean Explorer Information, Facts, News, Photos

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Discovering Titanic Pictures, Titanic Photos, Photo Gallery, Picture Gallery, Desktop Wallpaper

Titanic Underwater Bodies | Discovering Titanic Pictures, Titanic Photos, Photo Gallery, Picture ...

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For 73 years the Titanic lay on the bottom of the Atlantic, the wreck of the Titanic was finally found on September 1, 1985 by Dr. Robert Ballard. This photograph shows the stem of the Titanic.

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Sinking a Carrier: Proof of Concept

USS Yorktown (CV-5) at the bottom, more than 3 miles down — deeper than the wrecks of the Titanic or Bismarck. Discovered in May 1998 by underwater explorer Robert Ballard.

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Robert Ballard Inaugurates 'Titanic — 12,450 Below' At Mystic Aquarium

Robert Ballard, famed oceanographer, on hand to open "Titanic - 12,450 Below" at Mystic Aquarium

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Port anchor of the Titanic still in the same position as when it left Queenstown, Ireland on April 11, 1912. Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic in 1985 and says he has made many more important discoveries--hydrothermal vents deep undersea, new life forms his team discovered in the Galapagos Islands, or ancient shipwrecks buried under the Black Sea. But only the Titanic generated 15,000 letters, mostly from kids. Click on the image for Titanic information.

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