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STS073-745-055

June 1, 2011
This photograph in color infrared highlights the different vegetation zones on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The dark red tropical forests live on the steep volcanic slopes on the north side of the island, and the fertile lowlands support large sugar cane plantations, which are the red and black checkered pattern. The Wailuku and Kahului area near the center on the north shore of the island was formerly a whaling center. Much of the eastern part of the island is Haleakala National Park, including the spectacular Haleakala Crater (under clouds).


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