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Here are some amazing photos of Hawaii from space. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
Here’s an oblique view of the Hawaiian Islands taken from the International Space Station during the Expedition 17 mission on May 17, 2008. The volcanic fog caused by the explosive activities of the Kilauea volcano can also be seen in the image.
Here an image of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii taken on October 27, 2009 by the Expedition 21 crew member onboard the International Space Station. Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941 during the World War II.
This is an image of the Hawaiian Islands taken by the Terra MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument on May 27, 2003. The state of Hawaii is composed of eight islands namely, the “Big Island” (Hawaii), Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau islands.
Here’s a closer view of Maui, Hawaii taken on October 1995 during the STS-73 mission. The remnants of the extinct volcano at the western side of the island can be seen from the image. The eastern side of the island features the famous Haleakal Crater.
Here’s an nice view of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii captured on July 1995 during the STS-70 mission. Kilauea is an active volcano having an elevation of 1,246.9 meters.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about planet Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.