salt flat

An oblique view of a large salt flat and mountains from space.

Where is the World’s Largest Salt Flat?

Caitlin Dempsey

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, is the largest salt flat in the world and one of the world's largest reservoirs of lithium.

Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park. Photo: NPS, public domain.

Why Salt Flats Have a Honeycomb Pattern

Caitlin Dempsey

Recently published research explains the scientific reason behind the honeycomb shapes found in salt flats.

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Image: NASA.

Saltiest Places on Earth

Elizabeth Borneman

The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest places on Earth, but contrary to popular belief it is not the saltiest location in the world.