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Images from Space: Ni'ihau

Shuttle Photographs

Space Shuttle photograph of Ni'ihau island. The island is 30 x 10 km in size. Ni'ihau is the deeply eroded remnant of a shield volcano fringed by younger volcanics. The patch of gray at the southern tip of the island (bottom of this image) is a large set of sand dunes.

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Author: Lori Glaze and Shana Frankel

Copyright by P. Mouginis-Mark Curator: Lori Glaze