Secrets Of Iceberg That Sank The Titanic Revealed In New Study

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Ever since RMS Titanic sank on that fateful day in 1912, scientists have been struggling to explain the "perfect storm of circumstances that conspired to doom" the luxury liner.

Previous studies suggested that Titanic was done in by a confluence of extreme environmental conditions, but new research conducted at the University of Sheffield in England suggests that 1912 may not have been such an exceptional year after all. In fact, the researchers behind the new study think the threat icebergs pose to oceangoing ships is greater today than it was back in the day.

"While 1912 was a year with a significant number of icebergs, the number wasn't outside previous records," Professor Grant Bigg, a senior lecturer in earth systems science at the university, told The Huffington Post in an email. "This is in contrast to previous views, which have suggested the iceberg risk was exceptional that year."



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