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Incredible New Animation Reveals How Titanic Hit, Floundered and Landed on Ocean Floor

"Looks like a big airplane crash site."

Stern of the ship beings to go up.

If you thought the computer-graphics animation in the 1999 blockbuster on the sinking of the unsinkable RMS Titanic was good, the director of that film, James Cameron, and National Geographic have released an even better CGI of the tragic event that lost 1,500 souls.

The animation shows Titanic hitting the iceberg; the flooding that followed; its floundering and the path it took as it sank; and how exactly it landed on the ocean floor. Watch how analysts think it all went down:

Here's a play-by-play in images:

This effort by NatGeo are one of many it has been rolling out to honor the 100th anniversary of the ship's tragic sinking. Here are a few other features NatGeo has on the ship right now:

  • Become a virtual passenger on the ship here.
  • Go inside the Titanic with an artist's cross sections of the ship here.
  • Check out the stunningly haunting images that new technology has allowed experts to capture of the ship here.

The National Geographic channel premiers its special series on the RMS Titanic this Sunday.

[H/T io9]

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