Mike Tripicco's Featured Image: Hawaii from Space
Picture courtesy of the NASA Visible Earth Project|
The Hawaiian Islands are beautiful, whether you're visiting them
on Earth or seeing them from space. Mike Tripicco was lucky
enough to live in Hawaii for several years, while he attended
graduate school at the University of Hawaii. The University
hosts world-renowned telescopes atop the high mountain of Mauna
Kea, located on the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. (Lower
right in the image, above.)
Mike used telescopes on Mauna Kea for his graduate school research.
"I consider the summit of Mauna Kea to be one of the most awesome
places on Earth," says Mike, "and I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity
to live in Hawaii for five years."
To see pictures of the Mauna Kea observatories, and learn more
about Mike's work there, return to Mike's Featured Scientist article.