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Mauna Kea | Observatories
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View from Pu'u Poli'ahu across the Mauna Kea (4207 m) summit area. This dormant shield volcano is the highest summit of Hawai'i and the highest mountain in the world when taking its submarine basis as reference. It is a sacred place for the native Hawai'ians. Due to the extremely clear skies prevailing in the summit area of Mauna Kea, several astronomic observatories are operated in this exposed place.

Saturday 14 August 2010 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / Hawai'i | Big Island (10626 visits)