The Sutter Buttes in central California • Earth.com

Last update: October 20th, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Sutter Buttes, which some call the “smallest mountain range in the world,” located in central California.

The Sutter Buttes are actually the remains of an extinct volcano and consist of a central core of lava domes that are surrounded by a debris apron that extends 11 by 10 miles.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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