The Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the rugged terrain of the Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the rugged terrain of the Columbia Plateau in eastern Washington.

The jagged boulders, steep cliffs, and deep crevices were originally formed by potent prehistoric floods that eroded the landscape, now referred to as the Channeled Scablands.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory