Siccar Point forever changed geology • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows Siccar Point, which is in the county of Berwickshire on the east coast of Scotland.

Siccar Point was made famous by the work of geologist James Hutton, who found conclusive evidence in the region to prove the uniformitarian theory. This is the idea that Earth’s natural geological processes have never changed and operate the same way now that they did millions of years ago.

The image was captured on June 4, 2018 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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