Think you know the story behind the discovery of the Titanic? Think again. Robert Ballard, the man who co-discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, reveals the circumstances behind one of his most amazing discoveries: a secret Navy mission in search of two sunken Cold War submarines.
What was unexpected about how the Thresher wreckage lay on the bottom of the ocean?
What did Robert Ballard learn about debris fields from the discovery of the Scorpion?
How many days did Robert Ballard have to locate the Titanic?
When did the team know they had located the Titanic?
Using his newfound knowledge from his investigations of Thresher and Scorpion, how did Robert Ballard approach his hunt for the Titanic?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Cold War Noun
(1947-1991) conflict between the Soviet Union (and its allies) and the United States (and its allies). The two sides never confronted each other directly.
remains of something broken or destroyed; waste, or garbage.
field work Noun
scientific studies done outside of a lab, classroom, or office.
Encyclopedic Entry: field work ocean Noun
large body of salt water that covers most of the Earth.
Encyclopedic Entry: ocean oceanography Noun
study of the ocean.
Encyclopedic Entry: oceanography sonar Noun
method of determining the presence and location of an object using sound waves (echolocation).
Soviet Union Noun
(1922-1991) large northern Eurasian nation that had a communist government. Also called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or the USSR.
luxury cruise ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912.
method of determining distance or placement of two points by calculating their distance from a third point whose position is known.