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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 06:42 AM

Moon's close proximity to Earth may have pushed icebergs into path of Titanic

A century after the Titanic disaster, scientists may have found an unexpected culprit for the sinking: the Moon.

The transatlantic liner went down in the early hours of 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing 1,517 people. But, says Donald Olson, a Texas State University physicist whose team of forensic astronomers examined the Moon's role, "the lunar connection may explain how an unusually large number of icebergs got into the path of the Titanic".

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/moons-close-proximity-to-earth-may-have-pushed-icebergs-into-path-of-titanic-7544513.html

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Reply Moon's close proximity to Earth may have pushed icebergs into path of Titanic (Original post)
dipsydoodle Mar 2012 OP
Pholus Mar 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2012 #3
Pholus Mar 2012 #4
intaglio Mar 2012 #2

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 07:20 AM

1. Heheheh. Forensic Astronomers....

That must be the rarest job title I've seen in some time...

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Response to Pholus (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 07:53 AM

3. It is a real science which has discovered quite of few things

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_astronomy

However they didn't slow down even when warned of bergs . The night watch post warned the helm I seemed to recall.


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 09:20 AM

4. There's a "forensic" study for everything.


The warning was too late, possibly due to these findings from a "forensic" physicist.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-03/today-good-reads-did-optical-illusion-doom-titanic

Anyway, "forensic" is my word of the day....

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 07:34 AM

2. I think the real culprit may have been the owner

Insisting the Captain try to break the record for the Blue Riband and sail, at high speed, into iceberg laden fog.

Now if it is the future Starship Titanic you are talking about ...

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