Researchers blame moon for sinking Titanic3/9/2012
Next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, perhaps explaining why the ship is back in the news for the first time since a floppy haired DiCaprio kid shouted "I'm the king of the world!" The most recent round of headlines involve a team of Texas State University-San Marcos researchers who have suggested that the moon could have been an accomplice to history's most infamous iceberg. According to their research, the moon was closer to the earth than it had been in 1,400 years that night, causing increasingly high tides and speeding an otherwise slow-moving iceberg into the Titanic's path. "This is a plausible scenario intended to be scientifically reasonable," astronomer Donald Olson said.
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