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Did Thermal Inversion Lead To The Titanic Disaster?

Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting theory by historian Tim Maltin to explain the Titanic disaster’s mysteries including why it didn’t see an iceberg (yes it was dark, but still), and why the Californian didn’t see it. Atmospheric conditions in the area that night were ripe for super refraction, Maltin found. This extraordinary bending of light […]