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Scientist reveals secrets of Titanic discovery

The RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Because the wreck was in such deep water and the last reported position of the ship wasn’t exact, its location was a mystery for 73 years.

The “detective” who solved this mystery was scientist Dr. Robert Ballard and his team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Listen in on parts of BL‘s interview with Ballard, a former Life Scout, who discovered the Titanic wreck in 1985. Then read more about the story in the April 2012 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.

What he learned from Scouting

Failed techniques for finding the Titanic

The top-secret mission connected to the Titanic discovery

Figuring out a new – and successful – search technique

Using this technique to search for ancient shipwrecks

The similarity between this technique and tracking

Returning to the Titanic 20 years later

Using robots with the JASON Project

Subjects that the JASON Project covers

Who is involved with the JASON Project

Why a career in science is so cool

How he became interested in science

19 Comments on Scientist reveals secrets of Titanic discovery

  1. Mark frost flame // June 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    It was called the unsinkable ship but it ended up sinking

  2. i read about it

  3. I wish i was in the titanic!

  4. Do you know the titanic sank in the northern pacific ocean at 2:20 am.A few people did`nt believe the titanic was sinking and the band on the ship played until the ship sank and the bands last song was oh god my thee.

  5. thats cool!!!!!!

  6. scout tp 129 // April 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm // Reply


  7. Bloody baby // April 16, 2012 at 10:38 am // Reply

    Where is that titanic interview!!!!

  8. the titanic about that ship how deep is it

  9. Dr. Ballard is awesome! I actually got to meet him once. My sister was a Jason Project argonaut.

  10. the titanic is real?

  11. HIGH SCHOOL KID // March 29, 2012 at 9:41 am // Reply

    titanic IS COOL

  12. good interview

  13. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I can’t figure out how to listen to this interview on my iPad?

  15. handecapped // March 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm // Reply

    i love titanic

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