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Island of Hawaii, State of Hawaii seen from Skylab

1974-01-08

NASA

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SL4-139-3997 (8 Jan. 1974) --- A vertical view of the Island of Hawaii, State of Hawaii, as photographed from the Skylab space station in Earth orbit by a Skylab 4 crewman. The camera used was a hand-held Hasselblad camera, with SO-368 medium-speed Ektachrome film. This photograph, taken on Jan. 8, 1974, is very useful in studies of volcanic areas. Prominent volcanic features such as the summit caldera on Mauna Loa, the extinct volcano Mauna Kea, the Kilauea caldera, and the pit crater at Halo mau mau within the caldera are easily identified. (Kilauea was undergoing frequent eruption during the mission). Detailed features such as the extent and delineation of historic lava flows on Mauna Loa can be determined and are important parameters in volcanic studies. Photo credit: NASA

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  • Title: Island of Hawaii, State of Hawaii seen from Skylab
  • Date Created: 1974-01-08
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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