Unseen photos of ship Titanic at a depth of nearly four miles

National Geographic published new photos of the liner Titanic just before it meets the centenary of the sinking

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WASHINGTON, March 22. – The National Geographic magazine today released new photos of the liner Titanic just before it meets the April 15 anniversary of the sinking of the ship, whose wreck can be seen now in full scale for the first time.

The scientific publication opens its April issue with a special on the Titanic which include new photographic compositions of the remains of the giant ship now in bed abyssal Atlantic.

For the first time snapshots taken with the use of sound technology allow you to see the view of half the bow resting on the seabed, at a depth of nearly four miles and still retains much of its original form despite having sunk a hundred years.

In a side view of the starboard side can be seen that much of the bow was bent to rest on the bottom and covered with mud so you can leave hidden forever marks the waterway open by the iceberg that hit against the Titanic.

The stern was the worst sufferer by the loss and the passing of the years that have left an unrecognizable converted into mass of iron, which makes the work of experts in analyzing the wreck.

The Titanic was traveling from the British port of Southampton to New York collided with an iceberg on the fourth day of its voyage, which opened a large crack across the bow and the ship broke in two as it sank.

Other images published by National Geographic includes a view of the huge engines that drove the Titanic, and another composition of the bow as it is today in the depths of ocean.

Iranian navy plans move near Maritime Borders of USA!

The Atlantic Ocean.

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The Iranian navy plans to move naval vessels out of the Persian Gulf and into the Atlantic Ocean, “near maritime borders of the United States,” the Tehran Times reported Tuesday.

According to the English-language paper based in Tehran, the announcement came from a top Iranian naval officer on Tuesday.

“As the global arrogance (forces of imperialism) have a (military) presence near our sea borders, we also plan to have a strong presence near the U.S. sea borders with the help of the soldiers who are loyal to the vali-e faqih (supreme jurisprudent),” said Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, as quoted and paraphrased by the Tehran Times.

“We’ve been pushing freedom of the seas for years and the Iranian navy can go wherever it wants,” said Pentagon Spokesman Capt. John Kirby.

Iranians might face a challenge in refueling its fleet. Some in the Pentagon have speculated it could gas up in Venezuela, whose President, Hugo Chavez, is known to have a close relationship with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Iranians gave no indication of when or what kind of vessels they might deploy, but the announced plan comes just months after Iran sent warships through the Suez following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. It was the first time Iran had moved ships into the Mediterranean and the move put Israel on high alert.

The naval unit plans to establish direct contact with the U.S. when it hits the Gulf of Mexico, a commander in the Iranian navy said. Officials in the Pentagon strongly denied any planned port visits by the Iranians.

One senior official echoed Capt. Kirby in saying that Iran has the pleasure of moving wherever it desires in international waters. But with known intent to approach U.S. maritime borders, he added, “they might have some company.”