The video cameras were mounted onto an unmanned deep-sea submersible named the Argo. It swept over the target area for 14 days, showing nothing more than sandy seabed. Then, on the morning of September 1, 1985, the video monitor began displaying images of a huge, manmade object on the ocean bottom.

The Argo's strobe lights and video cameras had captured one of the Titanic's huge boilers, expelled from the ship as it sank over 73 years earlier. Soon, the video monitors revealed tangled pieces of steel plating, railings and portholes. The Titanic had finally been discovered.

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The very first view of the Titanic upon its discovery (left) showed one of her giant boilers. The photo on the right shows how they appeared in the builder's shop.

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