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Images from Space: Lana'i

Shuttle Photographs

Space Shuttle photograph of the central islands of the Hawaiian chain. From left to right they are Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and (bottom right) Kahoolawe. The bright streaks to the lower left of each island is caused by sun glint off of the calm water on the leeward (downwind) side of the island.

Space Shuttle photograph of Molokai (top) and Lanai. Molokai is 61 x 16 km in size, and Lanai is 30 x 21 km.

Space Shuttle photograph of Lanai, which measures 30 x 21 km in size. Notice the deep river valleys around the edge of the island, which mark the outer flanks of this old shield volcano. The cloud at lower right hides part of the old Palawai Caldera, which now forms a basin that is about 4 km diameter. Until recently, Lanai has been one of the centers for growing pineapples in Hawaii.

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