A NASA satellite image of the Dead Sea reveals that Earth's landscape is as colorfully inspiring from afar as it is up close. (House Beautiful, Sept. 2011) And it shows me one of the reasons I'm in love with maps...the colors! ;)
The lowest point of dry land on earth is the shoreline of the Dead Sea at 1300 feet below sea level. Since the water is at it's lowest point the water does not drain. 7 million tons of water evaporate daily, but the minerals remain, causing the salt content to increase.