Get out your microscopes, history buffs, because researchers have finally managed to put together a single picture that includes the entire three-by-five-mile wreck site for the HMS Titanic. Compiled from more than 100,000 photos taken by underwater robots, the composite image shows the world's best remembered shipwreck in strikingly sharp detail. Although much of the debris is hidden, you can see how the ship split apart and tell by the debris that they hit the ground violently. In just over a month -- April 15 -- it will have been a century since the ship hit an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic. Thanks to technology and 100 years of research, we can now not only see the entire Titanic at once but also curse the moon for having steered her toward doom.
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