STS049-071-085 Salomon Islands, Chagos Archipelago May 1992 The coral atolls of the Salomon Islands can be seen in this near-nadir view. Part of the Northern Chagos Archipelago, the Salomon Islands are approximately 250 miles (400 km) south of the Maldive Islands in the central Indian Ocean. Blenheim Reef is visible between the bottom center and the center of the image. La Passe, Boddam, and Takamaka Atolls are discernible near the center of the image. Yeye Island is visible near the upper right of the image. All of these atolls are inhabited.