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Shattered Opulence
Photograph by the Institute for Exploration and the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

No glass remains in a circular window frame nearly buried on the ocean floor, but explorers believe this is a skylight from one of Titanic's two famous grand staircases. The foreward skylight opening provided Bob Ballard, who helped discover the wreck, a portal into the ghostly interior in 1986. From the submarine Alvin, Ballard and his crew "flew" the tiny, tethered robot Jason, Jr., down the grand staircase to reveal the grandeur of another era.



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