September 1, 2015
Argo and Titanic
Thirty years ago today, a group of scientists, engineers, and technicians aboard the research vessel Knorr discovered the final resting place of RMS Titanic. The team found the wreck with Argo, a then-new towed system of television cameras and sonars named by expedition leader Robert Ballard for the mythical vessel that carried Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece. In 1986 Ballard led a team back to the site in the North Atlnatic with the human-occupied submersible Alvin, remotely operated vehicle Jason Junior, and towed camera sled ANGUS to further explore the famous wreck.
(Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution