Mauna Kea, or "white mountain", is the Hawaiian name for this mighty
dormant volcano. At nearly 14,000 feet, its summit is usually covered by snow for
a short time each winter, though the warmth of the mid-Pacific soon
prevails. Here the vents on the southern side of Mauna Kea are seen, 200
feet below the highest peak. Notice the 25 meter diameter VLBA antenna to
the right in the photograph.