RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City competed its 100th year.
"The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. It was the largest ship afloat at the time of its maiden voyage. One of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, it was built between 1909-11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It carried 2,223 people," Wikipedia.
From vestiges of passengers long gone to its famous bridge, the legacy of the Titanic continues to grow a century after her fateful encounter. The story of the Titanic has remained with us through the decades -- and thanks to James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster 'Titanic' movie featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, which does the great job of keeping Titanic alive in people's memory.
3D model of the RMS Titanic, as seen in Google Earth:
Now, Cameron is also having a world premiere of the 3D version of Titanic on Aprl 14th.
Despite resting deep inside on the sea floor, you still can explore this ill-fated ship from the comfort of your home using Google Earth, as Google using the imagery from National Geographic, created an updated 3D model of the Titanic.
To explore different parts of the ship, from prow to stern by simply searching for "Titanic" in the Google Earth search box.
"You can also join a guided expedition by diving into the new Titanic KML tour along featured in Earth Gallery. This tour showcases images and video of the Titanic provided by NOAA and the National Geographic," informs Google.
Watch the video below to dive down to the Titanic in Google Earth:
Explore more stunning photos of the shipwreck taken by NOAA in Panoramio.
Also, Chinese authorities fearing a grop in the air censored Kate Winslet's 'Titanic 3D' breasts in the movie's most famous scenes -- "Kate Winslet reclining nude as Leonardo DiCaprio paints her portrait."
Instead of seeing Winslet sprawled naked on a chaise longue, Chinese viewers got a head-and-shoulders close-up.
And, no, it's not what you think.
It turns out Winslet's bare chest itself isn't so much the problem, but rather, the fact that it is being presented in 3-D.
A Chinese official said, "Considering the vivid 3D effects, we fear that viewers may reach out their hands for a touch and thus interrupt other people's viewing." "We've decided to cut off the nudity scenes."