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September 25, 2022

First 8K Video of the RMS Titanic

From a September 4, 2022 New York Times story:

New Titanic Footage Heralds Next Stage in Deep-Sea Tourism
New, high-resolution footage of the Titanic offers a glimpse into the ambitions of the deep-sea tourism industry. Tourists paid $250,000 to take a submersible down about 2.4 miles to view the wreckage.
The dives last about eight hours, including the 2.5 hours each way it takes to descend and ascend.
Most people who watch the video [above] on YouTube will not be able to appreciate how detailed the footage is because it is in 8K resolution, which is much higher than the resolution of most televisions and computer screens.
OceanGate Expeditions has now led two expeditions to the site and has one planned for 2023. 
Scientists and historians provide context on the trip.
Stockton Rush, president of OceanGate, compared the trips to space tourism.
"For those who think it's expensive, it's a fraction of the cost of going to space."


[A view of the Titanic wreckage. The hulking ship was found upright and split in two sections in 1985.]

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