New theories about what sank the Titanic

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:13 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2012 1:13 PM
Source: Associated Press

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WASHINGTON - After an entire century that included two high-profile government investigations and countless books and movies, we're still debating what really caused the Titanic to hit an iceberg and sink on that crystal-clear chilly night.

Now come two new theories that suggest freak atmospheric conditions could have caused a mirage or an even rarer astronomical event that sent icebergs into shipping lanes.

Disaster experts and Titanic historians say the effort to find natural causes may also be a quest for an excuse, anything to avoid blaming human folly and hubris for the disaster that claimed 1,500 lives.

The doomed cruise ship went down 100 years ago this week.

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